Let me make sure that you hear me out on this: “Religious” search engines that seek to filter out offensive content (like pornography) for the end user is a good thing if the end user is struggling with that. I’m for staying on the “safe” side of things if it’s needed.
But, search engines which unashamedly promote only one perspective by filtering out helpful and varying interpretations is an unhealthy idea, like this:
If you search “gay marriage,” you would get results that argue against gay marriage. And if you type in “Democratic Party,” your first search result is a site on Marxism.
In this example I think it’s a good and right thing to present arguments for gay marriage so that we can have a more complete picture of the world that surrounds us and the people that inhabit it, right?
What are your thoughts? Read the full NPR article here.