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Google rebels against China's Internet censors
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Reporters Without Borders hails US Internet giant Google#s announcement yesterday that it will stop censoring the Chinese version of its search engine, # a move that could lead to
Monitoring Online Mass: Four Key Areas to Watch
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
With the search engine being the modern encyclopedia, you expect to find answers to all your questions in a few short clicks. Presumably there is an answer to every social media question that comes up...
Sources welcomes Valerie Jones
Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert, Grand
Sources welcomes a new member: Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert,

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Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped
Dutton, William H.
In the early years of the internet, it was revolutionary to have a world of information just a click away from anyone, anywhere, anytime. Many hoped this inherently democratic technology could lead to...
'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media?
Sheffield, Mathew
Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
Cook, Jonathan
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their...
Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph
Adams, Tim
The Observer
An interview with the current head of Google Search, discussing some of the thought processes behind the current functionality of 'search' and some of its possibilites for the future.
Google's de-ranking of RT in search results is a form of censorship and blatant propaganda
Ryan, Danielle
A commentary on the recent admission by an executive of Google's parent company (Alphabet) that special algorithms are being created to filter RTs news in order to make it appear less prominently in G...
Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
Niemuth, Niles
World Socialist Web Site
Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the publi...
Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
Damon, Andre; North, David
World Socialist Web Site
New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make ...
List of search engines
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
This is a list of Wikipedia articles about search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market w...
OCCRP Launches New Search Engine for Investigative Journalists
King, Tom
Organized Crime And Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and...
Recommendations on the right to be forgotten
a Quadrature du Net and Reporters Without Borders
On the problems for the protection of freedom of expression and the right to information posed by the right to be removed from search engine results and, more broadly, the right to be forgotten. Priva...
Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy
Eckersley, Peter; Schoen, Seth; Bankston, Kevin; Slater, Derek
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrassing or even cause great h...
Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm
Gallagher, Ryan
Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups.

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Going Beyond Google
The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching
Devine, Jane; Egger-Sider, Francine
Looks at ways to teach Invisible Web research.

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