Study: Bing's Search Results Show Far More Disinformation Than Google

It’s fair to say that at this point in time the single most prominent search engine out there has got to be Google. No other search engine comes close to what Google has to offer, although some companies are trying their best to compete and in some cases actually are succeeding in their own small way, with DuckDuckGo helping provide a more privacy conscious alternative to Google and Yahoo still holding its own even though the older company has now been thoroughly trounced by Google.

All of that being said, there is one search engine out there that is actually not much appreciable, and its attempts to try and compete with Google have been met with general ridicule. The reason for this is that the search engine doesn’t really have anything unique to offer, and it’s also pretty clear that it just doesn’t match up even to the competitors for Google that have managed to secure some kind of a niche all in all. The important thing to remember however is that a study by FSI Stanford has revealed yet another reason why you shouldn’t use Bing, and this has something to do with a problem that is quite prevalent on the internet.

This problem that we are referring to is the distribution of fake news and disinformation. Google has taken steps to make this less prevalent, but it seems like on Bing the chances of coming across disinformation, conspiracy theories and even white supremacist sentiments are far more likely. This indicates that Microsoft (the parent company of Bing) really isn’t doing enough to ensure that the search results users get while using Bing are in line with the kind of policies that are governing the internet, and it’s just one example of how Bing really doesn’t manage to measure up to any of its competitors.


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