- May 2022
- Nov 2021
But dig into the story of anyone who has been a genuine victim of modern mob justice and you will often find not an obvious argument between “woke” and “anti-woke” perspectives but rather incidents that are interpreted, described, or remembered by different people in different ways, even leaving aside whatever political or intellectual issue might be at stake.
Cancel culture and modern mob justice are possible as the result of volumes of more detail and data as well as large doses of context collapse.
In some cases, it's probably justified to help level the playing field for those in power who are practicing hypocrisy, but in others, it's simply a lack of context by broader society who have kneejerk reactions which have the ability to be "remembered" by broader society with search engines.
How might Google allow the right to forget to serve as a means of restorative justice?
- Aug 2020
Aiken, E. L., McGough, S. F., Majumder, M. S., Wachtel, G., Nguyen, A. T., Viboud, C., & Santillana, M. (2020). Real-time estimation of disease activity in emerging outbreaks using internet search information. PLOS Computational Biology, 16(8), e1008117. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008117
- May 2020
Bento, A. I., Nguyen, T., Wing, C., Lozano-Rojas, F., Ahn, Y.-Y., & Simon, K. (2020). Evidence from internet search data shows information-seeking responses to news of local COVID-19 cases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 202005335. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005335117
Du, H., Yang, J., King, R. B., Yang, L., & Chi, P. (2020). COVID-19 Increases Online Emotional and Health-Related Searches [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5gskw
- Apr 2020
Wang, T., Chen, X., Zhang, Q., & Jin, X. (2020, April 26). Use of Internet data to track Chinese behavior and interest in COVID-19. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/j6m8q
- trend analysis
- Baidu index
- decision making
- public health
- online behavior
- behavioral science
- geographic information
- Nov 2017
As an index, people have different expectations on search result neutrality. Some want Google Search to be entirely neutral, some demand immediate action to remove some results. The European Union has both demanded GOOG to comply with removal requests, and fined GOOG for not being neutral in shopping queries. It is not beneficial for GOOG to assume the role of an impartial arbiter of content, since it’s not supporting their business model. Quite the contrary, they are under public scrutiny from multiple governments, potentially risking their reputation.
- Dec 2016