Ross Clark Ross Clark

Google isn’t racist – but it is filthy

Is Google racist?  That is the charge made in a short video in which someone types ‘three white teenagers’ and ‘three black teenagers’ into the Google images and finds that while the former brings up images of happy, smiling students, the latter brings up what appear to be police mugshots.

https://twitter.com/iBeKabir/status/740005897930452992

Given that Google searches do to a certain extent reflect a user’s own past search history, I am not entirely sure what the video, which has gone viral, is supposed to prove. When I repeated the experiment it pulled up some mugshots of black teenagers – though no obviously police images – but it also brought up a large number of images of happy, smiling students – Barack Obama’s daughters included.

What was rather more obvious is that there is a very big difference in the online world between the word ‘teenager’ and ‘teen’. Type the former into Google and you get news stories about teenagers – the story accusing Google of being racist included. Type the word ‘teen’, on the other hand, and you get nothing but porn. A search for ‘white teens’ was the most revealing of all. All but one of the first page of searches produced an invitation to view images of ‘white teen, black cock’.

You can’t get much more multi-racial than that. Google isn’t racist – it is a multicultural filth factory.

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