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Google News’ bias skewed even further left in 2023 — 63% from liberal media sources, only 6% from the right: analysis


Google’s already left-leaning news aggregator platform Google News skewed even more off the charts in 2023, according to a recent analysis.

Media company AllSides’ latest bias analysis found that 63% of articles that appeared on Google News over two weeks were from left-leaning media outlets — a 2% increase from 2022, when 61% of articles on the aggregator were from liberal outlets.

By contrast, the number of right-leaning news sources picked up by Google News in 2023 was 6%, a relative improvement from the paltry 3% the previous year.

After looking at roughly 500 articles curated on Google News’ homepage, AllSides found that 16% come from left-leaning CNN, while 12% came from the equally liberal New York Times.

Of the top 10 news sites Google News aggregates from, eight of them lean left — including Yahoo! News, CBS, Associated Press and NBC, according to AllSides.

Media company AllSides’ latest bias analysis found that 63% of articles that appeared on Google News over a two-week period were from leftist media outlets last year versus just 6% on the right. AllSidesMedia company AllSides’ latest bias analysis found that 63% of articles that appeared on Google News over a two-week period were from leftist media outlets last year versus just 6% on the right. AllSides

Media company AllSides’ latest bias analysis found that 63% of articles that appeared on Google News over a two-week period were from leftist media outlets last year versus just 6% on the right. AllSides

The only two that don’t skew towards Democratic audiences: Reuters, which AllSides considers center, and conservative outlet Fox News.

Out of the 500 articles AllSides analyzed, just 6%, or 30, linked back to Reuters. Even less — 5%, or 25 articles — were originally posted on Fox’s website.

More concerning data showed that Google News consistently displayed articles with a left lean than right on six hotly-debated topics: abortion, climate change, economy, election, immigration and Biden.

The search engine’s already left-leaning news aggregator platform Google News skewed even more off the charts. IB Photography – stock.adobe.comThe search engine’s already left-leaning news aggregator platform Google News skewed even more off the charts. IB Photography – stock.adobe.com

The search engine’s already left-leaning news aggregator platform Google News skewed even more off the charts. IB Photography – stock.adobe.com

For all search terms except “immigration,” stories aggregated from progressive outlets accounted for over half of the results, according to AllSides.

Outlets on the right never accounted for more than 12% of the results, except for the term “Biden.”

“Just because the news is aggregated from different sources does not mean you are getting the full picture of different perspectives,” AllSides concluded, noting that there was a similar pattern among other news-aggregation services, including Bing News, Apple News, NewsBreak and Yahoo! News.

A spokesperson for Google, however, insisted in a statement to The Post: “Our systems do not take political ideology into account, and we go to extraordinary lengths to build our products for everyone. This study’s methodology is flawed, while reputable third parties have investigated our results and found no evidence to support allegations of bias.”

AllSides’ findings come on the heels of another Google product — its artificial intelligence-powered text-to-image software, Gemini — being dragged on social media for rendering “absolutely woke” images.

Out of the 500 articles on Google News AllSides analyzed the lion’s share were aggregated from notoriously progressive CNN and The New York Times. AllSidesOut of the 500 articles on Google News AllSides analyzed the lion’s share were aggregated from notoriously progressive CNN and The New York Times. AllSides

Out of the 500 articles on Google News AllSides analyzed the lion’s share were aggregated from notoriously progressive CNN and The New York Times. AllSides

When asked to create images from simple prompts about subsets of people, Gemini spit out factually or historically inaccurate images, such as black Vikings, female popes and Native Americans among the Founding Fathers.

When asked to “create an image of a pope,” for example, rather than yielding a photo of one of the 266 pontiffs throughout history — all of them white men — Gemini provided pictures of a Southeast Asian woman and a black man wearing holy vestments.

Another query from The Post earlier this week requesting representative images of “the Founding Fathers in 1789″ was also far from reality, and pictured images of black and Native American individuals signing what appeared to be a version of the US Constitution.

Google has since admitted its AI image tool was “missing the mark,” and paused the tech.

All the while, the Google executive responsible for the “absurdly woke” Gemini, Jack Krawczyk, has come under fire after allegedly declaring in tweets that “white privilege is f—king real” and America is rife with “egregious racism.”

Google admitted its image tool was “missing the mark” after social media users pointed out that when asked to “create an image of a pope,” Gemini provided pictures of a Southeast Asian woman and a black man wearing holy vestments. Google GeminiGoogle admitted its image tool was “missing the mark” after social media users pointed out that when asked to “create an image of a pope,” Gemini provided pictures of a Southeast Asian woman and a black man wearing holy vestments. Google Gemini

Google admitted its image tool was “missing the mark” after social media users pointed out that when asked to “create an image of a pope,” Gemini provided pictures of a Southeast Asian woman and a black man wearing holy vestments. Google Gemini

Krawczyk, 40, has set his X feed to private, but screenshots of his purported tweets — most of them made before he was hired by Google in 2020 — revealed a distinctly ultra-progressive bias.

On Jan. 20, 2021, for instance, Krawczyk allegedly referred to President Biden’s inaugural address as “one of the greatest ever” for “acknowledging systemic racism” and “reiterating the American ideal is the dream for the world but we need to work on ourselves to earn it.”

The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech behemoth has vowed to upgrade its AI tool to “address recent issues with Gemini’s image generation feature.”

It wasn’t immediately clear when Gemini’s image generator will be back up and running. In the meantime, its chatbot is still working.



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