Google is working to make its new search algorithm less biased against white supremacists and the alt-right, according to a new post on its developer blog.
The algorithm update, unveiled in a blog post on Monday, is called “Content Matters” and was inspired by a conversation with an editor at the online news website The Verge.
“We decided to look at how we can help make our content more relevant to all communities,” the post says.
“We want to help our audience make more informed decisions about their content, not only about what they read, but also what they see.
Our goal is to make our products more relevant for our audiences.
This is not about how we feel about the current state of the world, but about how to make it better.”
The new algorithm will be based on “content analysis” techniques, which Google says “explore how our users experience our products and services.”
Google has been using these techniques for several years, but the tech giant says this is the first time it’s focused on “the intersection of race and ideology.”
The algorithm will try to balance the interests of users on the right and left, according Google’s blog post.
It will also make sure the site’s search results reflect how users might see the world.
“We’ve been working on these tools for some time, and they’re based on our data, but we’ve never been able to combine them to provide a comprehensive analysis of our users’ interests and values,” Google said.
“With this new algorithm, we’ll be able to do just that.”
A Google spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the new algorithm is still in the testing phase, but that “we’re confident that it will be better than the previous one.”
The post doesn’t offer any evidence of what the new site might look like.
It doesn’t specify what type of content Google would consider racist, sexist, or bigoted, but it seems likely that the algorithm will exclude all white supremacist content.
Google’s recent attempts to fight hate speech online have been met with mixed reviews, and the new post doesn´t appear to be helping.
“Google doesn’t seem to have a clear policy on whether it considers content as racist or sexist or bigots,” wrote blogger Matt Drudge on Twitter.
The Verge editor’s response to Google’s announcement on Monday has been the subject of multiple comments and discussions on social media.
He wrote in a post published on the Verge’s blog, “The idea of an algorithm that can pick apart the political beliefs of a user is a frightening one.”
He also wrote, “Google’s announcement is deeply disappointing and completely misses the point.
Its just an attempt to make more content about white supremacists.
Its not a problem at all.””
Content Matters is a great start, but Google needs to make sure they actually do something about white supremacy,” wrote other Twitter users.
“It’s not about whether a company believes in diversity or not, it’s about whether they are going to be transparent about what happens in their algorithms.”
“The idea that Google could take away content from someone based on their ideology is horrifying,” wrote another Twitter user.
“I’ve been following the alt right since the beginning, and I know they are horrible people.
I am disgusted by what Google has done to their users.”
The Verge’s editor-in-chief, Joel Berger, said in a statement that he believes the new design will help users make more accurate choices about what to read and share.
He added that the company “will continue to work to improve our products for our users and will work with communities and advertisers to make these changes.”
The blog post also discusses Google’s efforts to combat fake news, which Berger called “the most pressing threat to the safety and well-being of the Internet” in 2017.