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Why the search results for “squatter camps in South Africa” isn’t Google’s fault

Earlier in June 2018, a message made the rounds among South Afticans on social media and WhatsApp, it read "Google 'squatter camps in SA' and see what happens." The search results sparked a lot of debate among South Africans. This is because, specifically the Google Image Search results,

This is what happens when you Google the word "idiot"

In a confusing week as far as politics in the USA are concerned, it turns out when you search for the word "idiot" on Google, images of US President, Donald Trump, are returned as search results. Even more interesting is that the results are different when you search

Biased algorithms

A while back we looked into why a Google image search for "unprofessional hair" gave distinctively different results to a search for "professional hair". Despite others, who looked into the same exercise, putting the blame solely on Google's search algorithm for being "racist", a