What do you mean, systemic racism?
You hear something about counterfeit money and obviously your interest is piqued. I find nothing wrong with having all the information that you need about a case. I doubt most people searched that in order to make a case for Floyd's death. Everyone is on the same page about this tragedy.
If you know that this is contextual, by google. Why do you belief it? This and everyones Media Feed in social media is your individual designed News paper you got for free.
If this here would be Twitter, and you get 100 Answers to you Post. Twitter could be ranked to page 23 or 42, to hide it form you.
Do you block cookies and most tracking too?
Anyway, that would prove if anything that people around your location want to know the background of a martyr. We'd want that to be the case of any movement - people getting informed before reacting too early and possibly joining hate groups. Each person's motives for doing that or not are varied. Extending prejudice about it based on a single Google search is counterproductive and won't help the much needed dialogue.
@GidiKroon @feld @jacklenox Perhaps look here for some insight: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=george+floyd
@GidiKroon They indeed differ quite a bit.
(translating suggestions for non-Dutch people):
- george floyd (past search)
- george floyd video
- george floyd criminal record
- george floyd story
- george floyd what did he do
- george floyd criminal
- george floyd wiki
- george floyd agent
- george floyd death
- george floyd challenge
@jacklenox In case you are looking for an alternative.
@kaffeeringe Haha, thank you. As it happens I am already a DuckDuckGo user. A friend pointed this out to me so I tested it in Google anonymously.
Is it not true that in America, your life history and credibility is in full display before a judge & jury when in trial? I think people simply want to know. Even I want to know of his past as he’s made into some kind of martyr. He didn’t need to die. That was reckless excessive force.
@lo That these are the most popular searches from where I'm searching here in the UK stinks of racism to me. I suspect very few people made similar searches to this when a white newspaper vendor was killed by police in London in 2009.
Unfortunately, racism is often in full display in the UK. I've seen it at football matches & it's disgusting. I'm Swiss. I can’t begin to deny it exists in our homogeneous society.
I suppose the best we can do as inherently imperfect humans is to do better. Beginning with ourselves.
@jacklenox pic description: a google page in which is written "george floyd" and which autocomplete with a list of search related to how bad he could have been like "previous convictions", "criminal past", "crime history", etc.
@darckcrystale Thank you, I almost always add captions and totally forgot on this occasion. My apologies. This toot has been far more popular than I anticipated so I'd rather not delete and redraft it now.
@jacklenox I got this from new Hamburg, Germany.
Pretty good ones, at least.
But yes it's biased on location and your profile at Google/Alphabet.
@alsternerd Yes, alas it's not news to me to learn that I'm surrounded by racists here in the UK!
@jacklenox At some point ProtonMail complained about disappearing from Google search results.
Generally, yeah, HEY HI is very convenient to explain anything.
@jacklenox An entertaining view into the regular google user.
@jacklenox what's in that image?
@maloki Argh, I almost always add captions and totally forgot on this occasion. Apologies. It's a Google search showing the autocomplete options after typing "george floyd". The top ones are, "previous convictions", "criminal past", "crime history" and "criminal". Caveat: I carried out this search using Google anonymously in Carlisle in the UK.
@jacklenox Thank you! :)
@jacklenox , Saw this and had to try it myself to see if sim results... And yes, I also got a bunch of suggestions, slightly different from yours, for negative, racist search queries for George Floyd, and none addressing the big, pertinent, topic of importance. And that's a travesty.
@jacklenox I see police violence, autopsy and obituary. The former once in English and once in German. I still wonder how Google decides what people should see. Not that it matters to me, though; I have been consistently using DuckDuckGo for years.
@jacklenox fuck this shit
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