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Google staff discussed ways to tweak search results to counter Trump’s travel ban

Emails between Google employees appear to show them discussing ways to alter the company’s search engine algorithm so that results pages detailed ways of countering President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after his administration restricted immigration from several Middle Eastern and African countries in January 2017. By – Lucy Handley The messages, seen by the Wall Street Journal, discussed ways to “leverage” the search algorithm to counter “Islamophobic, algorithmically-biased ...

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