Weekly Briefing 6/6/21
Facebook faces two antitrust inquiries, fake patient reviews on Google, and Microsoft blocks search results
I took a break last week for the long weekend, but we’re back with even more bad news (and some good news) this week!
Fake patient reviews on Google, Yelp
Whoa. "According to a 2020 survey, over 70 percent of patients use online reviews as the first step to finding a new doctor."
From rehab centers to family doctors, patients trying to find good medical care are increasingly finding fake consumer reviews — and there are no signs of an imminent crackdown
Microsoft blocks image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’
Search results (an epistemologically structured collection of digital facsimiles) are also a form of historical narrative. An almost textbook example of the narratives of search shaping historical data access: a reminder that data does not equal truth. 1/