Google responds to ‘filter bubbles’ controversy and DuckDuc…

Earlier this week, DuckDuckGo released the results of a study it conducted this summer, which suggested that Google tailors search results for users, even when they log out of their accounts and enable Incognito mode. DuckDuckGo essentially believes that tailoring search results for individual users creates so-called “filter bubbles” that can influence their views and […]

Apple’s parental control filter lets children search for bo…

Apple’s parental controls in iOS 12 are rather inconsistent: certain sex-related terms are blocked, but other troubling results — such as alt-right websites and support for terrorism — are allowed, sex education site spotted. The settings are found under Screen Time, which Apple introduced last month in iOS 12. Using Screen Time, parents can […]

New Google Search Console adds filter for Web Light search …

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Twitter to Filter Out Negative Tweets in Search Results

Twitter is ramping up its efforts to filter out negative tweets in searches and conversations. The algorithms Twitter uses to rank tweets will now take into account negative signals, which includes such factors as: Tweets sent by accounts with unconfirmed email addresses The number of accounts created by the user sending the tweets Tweets sent […]

Instagram to Automatically Filter Threatening Comments

Instagram is expanding its offensive comment filter, introduced last year, to include comments aimed at bullying others. In a blog post penned by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, bullying comments are defined as those which are “intended to harass or upset people in the Instagram community.” Instagram’s offensive comment filter will now automatically hide comments containing […]