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First POST: Challenges

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 24 2015

How Silicon Valley donors are thinking about Hillary Clinton 2016; Yahoo's security chief locks horns with the head of the NSA; Instagram location data catches a Congressman with his hand in the till; and much, much more. Read More

What Conservatives and Liberals Find On Yahoo! Search

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 30 2011

Depending on political preference, the year 2012 portends either a wholesale revocation of the Second Amendment or a Hillary Clinton presidential run. That's according to data from Yahoo, which last week quietly launched ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Only the Algorithm Knows

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 21 2011

That really bothers me, because that's the crux of this. And you don't know. So we're trying to have a hearing here about whether you favor your own stuff, and you're asked that question, and you admittedly don’t know ... Read More

Santorum Thinks Google Should Un-Savage His Name

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 21 2011

Here's another good one from Politico — Republican presidential candidate and Google-bombing victim Rick Santorum actually contacted Google to try and undo the damage to his search results that sex columnist Dan ... Read More

Like Water For Google Juice

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 14 2011

The water district responsible for 2 million people's water supply in southeast Los Angeles County, Calif., was paying a communications firm to pass off positive, journalism-style articles as news coverage, the Los ... Read More

Russian Region Looking to Erase Nuclear Past With Google Juice

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 27 2011

American politicians and political operatives might go so far as to try and edit their Wikipedia pages, but Russian authorities now have them one-upped when it comes to Internet whitewashing: Authorities in the ... Read More

Calling Bull on "Teenagers Don't Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is" Search Stories

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Yahoo's Search folks are pushing out a story under the banner of "Teens Don’t Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is," and it's getting picked up widely, a confirmation of the assumption that American kids these days ... Read More

Testing the Waters Now Includes Cleaning Up Your Online Rep

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Part of the preparation for candidates running for office these days involves hiring a team to protect their online reputation, reports Politico's Jen Martinez: Online reputation management firms that already do big ... Read More

We Still Don't Know How to Vote

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 2 2010

Google Trends, a compilation of what we're all mining the Internet for from the privacy of our own homes or offices or mobile phones, reveals this election day an important truth: Americans very often don't know who ... Read More

The GOP's Google Share

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 5 2010

Just happened to notice that the third highest ranked Google result for "RNC" -- as in, the Republican National Committee -- this morning is a link to a story by Politico's Ben Smith last month on that RNC ... Read More