Is Google anti-Serb?

Start typing in the search box on Google Web Search, and Google offers suggestions before you’ve even finished typing. But how does Google come up with those anti-Serb suggestions? When you type query like “Serbs are” the top suggestions are “Serbs are muslim,” “Serbs are evil,” “Serbs are crazy”. If you type “Serbians are” the top suggestions are “Serbians are evil,” “Serbians are racist,” “Serbians are ugly”:

Oh yes, it’s Google: “Search the world’s information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you’re looking … Read: Google: “Search the world’s information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special anti-Serb suggestions to help you find exactly what you’re looking … Anti-Serb propaganda.

9 thoughts on “Is Google anti-Serb?

  1. Kiki says:

    Wow. I had to check this myself, though I believe you. I also did "Serbia is…" and got "Serbia is kosovo," "Serbia is known for," Serbia is in what country," and "Serbia is awesome." So Google might be very anti-Serb but someone is on our side on the inside of Google.. it strictly says "Serbia is awesome" and we all know it is!!!

  2. laki says:

    I don't think that Google is national oriented. Try this same search "French are…" or Americans are…" or "Belgians are…" No harm there in my opinion. I find this rather fun then malicious.

    • karlhaudbourg says:

      It\’s not \”fun.\” It\’s anti-Serb propaganda. I tried the same search with French and Americans and so on, but never got such \”bad\” suggestions.

  3. Majko mila says:

    Google has no national bias. Some people see conspiracies everywhere, don't they? Google forms those suggestions based on what other people are searching for, as well as what YOU are searching for. Why on Earth would Google taint their search pool on account of us? Serbia is so tiny on the globe, and yet some of us suffer from delusions of grandure…

  4. Google isn't leaning one way or the other. There's nobody at Google tweeking the buttons. All are machines, and machines analyse what people are talking about. And the world is saying that Serbs are… whatever. So keep up the good work karl, and fill Google's servers with messages like "Serbs are wonderful!"

  5. Yes, those suggestions do point to an anti-Serb bias, and it's a bummer! I ceratinly don't know how they came up with the suggestion "Serbs are muslim", since it must be a very tiny percentage of Serbs that are Muslims.

  6. Danilo says:

    maybe you are searching those kind of things looking for things to be outraged over and google is giving you hints based on your previous behaviour

    I got "serbia is: Kosovo, known for, famous for, in what country"

    Google really doesn't give a crap about Serbia one way or another in order to tweek the search. This is just dumb.

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