November 5, 2012

Google Finds More Money in Obama Supporters?

Julia Angwin, Wall Street Journal

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Google Inc.'s GOOG +0.05% quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates.

A Wall Street Journal examination found that the search engine often customizes the results of people who have recently searched for "Obama"—but not those who have recently searched for "Romney."

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