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Search Engine Breakdown

Season 48 Episode 101 | 20m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

Why does a widely used internet search engine deliver results that can be blatantly racist and sexist? Two leading information researchers investigate their discoveries of hidden biases in the search technology we rely on every day.

Aired: 04/14/21

Rating: NR

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