Workshop Proceedings of the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Workshop: Workshop on NEws and publiC Opinion (NECO) 2020

DOI: 10.36190/2020.41

Published: 2020-06-05
Google's Top Stories and the Fairness Doctrine: Unbalanced Amplification of Far-Right News Sources
Eni Mustafaraj

Google's Top stories is a component of Google Search that frequently surfaces current news when a user performs a search. Our one-year long audit of Google's search results for the candidates of the 2020 US Presidential Elections indicated that the composition of the Top stories panel shows an unbalanced amplification of far-right news publishers.