Analysis by SEO outfit CanIRank.com found Google’s top search result pages were 40 percent more likely to have a left or far left slant.
The study searched for 50 politically themed keywords or phrases, and some of the results are what you would expect.
“Minimum wage” tended to yield more liberal results, while “does gun control reduce crime” resulted in more conservative ones. Searches for “financial regulation” and “federal reserve” found mostly nonpartisan links.
However, CanIRank used the opinions of four people to determine if a site was liberal or conservative. If it used US people, then chances are anything which is not fascist will be construed as Liberal.
For 16 percent of the political search terms studied, no right leaning results showed up at all on the first page of results.
CanIRank insists that this is a democracy as most people click on one of the first five search results. Users rarely move on to the second page. Where would the world be if people were not up-to-date with the latest right-wing conspiracy theories?
It is not the first time that Google has been accused of having a “liberal bias.” Another study by the University of Maryland found Google searches for Democratic presidential candidates led to more supportive websites than searches for Republican candidates.