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Google says its Autocomplete feature will stay neutral in the 2020 election

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Google says its Autocomplete feature will stay neutral in the 2020 electionAutocomplete, a Google Search feature that uses prediction algorithms to suggest search queries as you type them, will stay neutral leading up to the upcoming U.S. presidential election. 

In a blog post outlining the latest changes to its Search and News products, Google explained that all text predictions that could be interpreted as claims for or against any political party or candidate will be removed from Autocomplete. 

Also, predictions that could be interpreted as claims about participation in the election, or the integrity or legitimacy of the election, will be removed. Google’s examples for this are claims such as “you can vote by phone” or “you can’t vote by phone,” as well as predictions that say “donate to” any party or candidate.  Read more…

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