This is Why We Need Info/Digital Literacy…

A couple of weeks ago, an interesting enough weekend piece in the Observer on how Google search results may not always give you the “factual” sort of result you might expect: Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world.

This weekend just gone, an absolute piece of tosh: How to bump Holocaust deniers off Google’s top spot? Pay Google.

Let me summarise for you: “How to bump legitimate news headlines from the front page – pay the Observer”


Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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