Google slammed for directing ‘Holocaust’ search to neo-Nazi website

Google is changing its search engine parameters to prevent Neo-Nazis from spreading their lies. 

Google announced it is adjusting its algorithms after users who entered the question “Did the Holocaust happen?” in online searches were directed to a neo-Nazi website.

Until recently, the top result the search engine provided to that question was a link to Stormfront, a white supremacist online forum, and an article titled, “Top 10 reasons why the Holocaust didn’t happen.”

In an interview with NBC News on December 27, a spokesman for Google did not directly address the controversy, but said, “We strive to give users a breadth of diverse content from a variety of sources, and we’re committed to the principle of a free and open web. Judging which pages on the web best answer a query is a challenging problem, and we don’t always get it right.”

Google announced it had removed the article from the top of its search results in the US and the UK this month, and was working to provide “authoritative results.”

In a statement, the search engine giant said it had “made improvements” to its algorithms to provide “more high-quality, credible content on the web.”

The search result was first reported by The Guardian, and received overwhelming condemnation from professionals in the field and Holocaust memorial organizations.

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Tech and social media companies have repeatedly been slammed and even sued for their failure to prevent the utilization of their services by radical, hate-mongering and terrorist elements.

By: JNS.org and World Israel News Staff