Google’s New Search Engine Bias is No Accident

October 1, 2017 / by Jonathan Cook Alternet has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media. Its traffic from web searches has dropped precipitously – by 40 per cent – since Google introduced new algorithms in the summer. Other big…

Send in the robots: automated journalism and its potential impact on media pluralism (1)

14 August 2010 / By Pieter-Jan Ombelet Resources for investigative journalism are diminishing. In the digital age, this was a foreseeable evolution: publishers typically regard these pieces as time-consuming and expensive, and the results of the research are often unpredictable and potentially disappointing. In this first of two posts, Pieter-Jan Ombelet of the KU Leuven…