Do you understand how the internet works, and why search engines show you the answers they do? The underlying mechanisms are, quite likely, influenced by scary amounts of totalitarian agendas.
When I made my post about how citations are not a liberal agenda, someone linked me to what I think is a nice companion piece: Google, Democracy, and the Truth about Internet Search.
We don’t understand it. It is not bound by terrestrial laws. And it’s in the hands of two massive, all-powerful corporations. It’s their experiment, not ours. The technology that was supposed to set us free may well have helped Trump to power, or covertly helped swing votes for Brexit. It has created a vast network of propaganda that has encroached like a cancer across the entire internet. This is a technology that has enabled the likes of Cambridge Analytica to create political messages uniquely tailored to you. They understand your emotional responses and how to trigger them. They know your likes, dislikes, where you live, what you eat, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry.
Stay alert. Stay educated. I know I’ll be keeping my eye on this issue.