A new study shows that it’s not just search giants that are controlling what products you see.
Businesses sadly 😣😢
Wait they had to devote research for this? I thought it was common sense that advertising is what moves product?
Look at what site this article is from it should explain everything
I thought directed marketing was pretty standard practice nowadays. Couple that with paid endorsement, and you get what this is all about. I thought it was pretty obvious that Sony and MS did this, and haven't really seen anyone complain about it beyond the general disdain about ads. What's being done on the consoles isn't to the same extent of Google, Amazon, or Apple, as it's mostly all directed towards gaming, beyond some extra services they have. But Sony and MS aren't directing vacumn cleaner ads towards you because you happen to read some article about vacuums exploding on people. Maybe MS does on Bing, I dunno, but not on Xbox, or their windows store that I've seen.
Says the website where i have to 'accept cookies' to view their article...hmmm
Vox is crap
yup, but sadly alot of people don't realize what Vox does to influence how they think.
well welcome to business 101. Google is probably the worst offender with manipulating search results unrelated to their own products to help influence how you think. It's kinda ironic Vox is writing this, they routinely try to be the thought police.
Google's entire enterprise model is based on data gathering and manipulation...
This is a better headline for this article: "Site that tries to control how their readers think by manipulating them with fake news and extremely bias articles complains about other sites that try to control what their viewers see by manipulating them with fake trends and bias marketing"
Pot, kettle, pot....
Google manipulates the internet only let's you see what they want you to much different .
I think both Google and MS have been said to manipulate their search engines to show content that they want, or that is sponsored beyond the proclaimed sponsored stuff. Like Google could theoretically put more positive Stadia articles towards the top, so people doing general searches will see those first. There have been FTC investigations into it, but it's not technically illegal what they're doing. I suppose it's manipulative, but its been like that for a long time. Sony doesn't have a search engine, but they do directed marketing. Everything I get from them is about games though, and usually related directly to stuff I'm signed up for, or services Sony offers....and the monthly Sony credit card offers. Amazon tends to just show products you may have searched about, either on their website, or sometimes other sites you may have visited online if you have certain permissions set in your browser. That's not really manipulating in the same sense....more like following a potential sales lead.
Tell me something I don’t know.
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