Commit 92239609 authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag 😴

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title: "Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google"
date: 2020-07-28T16:37:27+01:00
type: ["lens"]
tags: ["Google", "search", "monopoly"]
categories: ["Laura’s Lens"]
body_classes: "lens"
postURL: "https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/07/28/google-search-results-prioritize-google-products-over-competitors"
publication: "The Markup"
writer: "Adrianne Jeffries and Leon Yin"
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>“We examined more than 15,000 recent popular queries and found that Google devoted 41 percent of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and what it calls ‘direct answers,’ which are populated with information copied from other sources, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.”
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>Cummings, of SpanishDict.com, said something similar. “Google delivers the traffic for the whole internet. Unless your name is Facebook, you rely on Google,” he said. “It’s very risky to speak out at Google because you don’t know what type of retaliation you’ll face.”
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