Wired: Google Bombs Are Our New Normal

Wired: Google Bombs Are Our New Normal. “Manipulating search results today seems more like an invasion than a joke. As the October 1 massacre in Las Vegas unfolded, Google displayed ‘news’ results from rumor mills like 4Chan, and Facebook promulgated rumors and conspiracy theories, sullying the service on which, according to Pew Research, 45 percent of American adults get their news. Meanwhile, the rapid-fire nature of Twitter led users to pass along false information about missing people in the aftermath. All of these cases signify the central place a number of digital services have staked out in our lives. ”