In 2016, Dr. Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, began monitoring how Google displays content to the American public. And according to his data, Google does it in a way that is heavily biased towards one political party, the Democratic Party. Dr. Epstein believes that biased search results shown to undecided voters, gave Hilary Clinton, at least 2.6 million votes.
His project has expanded a lot since then. Here’s what he found in 2020 and what he thinks we need to do about it to protect our democracy.