Self-proclaimed hate crime recording group Tell MAMA has demanded that Google review its algorithms to ensure that searches on topics such as grooming gangs and terrorism do not yield “anti-Muslim” results.
Tell MAMA alleged that “far right” groups have manipulated the search giant’s results to stoke tensions against Muslim communities living in Britain, in the “anti-Islamophobia” organisation’s annual report.
“We urge Google to review how far-right websites are cheating its search algorithm through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in order to improve their rankings on stories related to crime, sexual exploitation, and terrorism,” it stated.
“A higher ranking not only increases their legitimacy but may draw vulnerable individuals into extreme echo chambers.”
The document, which looked at 1,223 “anti-Muslim acts” reported to the organisation last year, claimed that any association between grooming gangs and Muslim communities is “not backed by evidence”…