Dr. Robert Epstein: How Big Tech’s Algorithms Can Impact Opinions and Votes—and the 2020 Election BY JAN JEKIELEK September 9, 2019 Updated: September 9, 2019
"Just what are some of the methods that tech giants like Google and Facebook can use to shift their users’ attitudes, beliefs, and even votes?
How do search engine rankings impact undecided voters?
How powerful of an impact can search engine algorithms have on our perceptions and actions, without us even knowing?
And why aren’t more people researching these things?
This is American Thought Leaders , and I’m Jan Jekielek.
Today we sit down with Dr. Robert Epstein, the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today. He is currently a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a leading expert on #SearchEngineBias.
We explore his meticulous research into tech giant bias, and the startling discoveries he has made. We also look at Dr. Epstein’s ambitious plans to monitor and track search engine bias in the months leading up to the 2020 election."