Page, to appear on December 17 at the request of bitcoin, reported by users that we are talking about the financial bubble that “as many believe, pop.”
Amazing wording appeared on Monday morning and a few hours later, was replaced by the more neutral: “…a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic money”, which appeared etc.”
The point here is the features of the search algorithm of Google results for request is accompanied by a link to the page that the artificial algorithm considers most relevant based on its search rankings. Often enough such is the relevant article from Wikipedia. Which is known to be filled on a voluntary basis by content regular users with their view of the world and events.
“Edit wars” on Wikipedia — is more than a common phenomenon, and that the victim of such war was the Bitcoin.
User Smallbones 12 Dec changed the wording in the article, accompanied by its comment that is, say, the opinion of the majority on this issue, and backed by the link to the article by a columnist of Bloomberg, also calls Bitcoin a bubble. However, other editors have expressed their disagreement with the edit, it was canceled, but Google managed to index the previous version.
Note that the search results Google, features of algorithms, and opportunities for manipulations — a topic rich. Last week, for example, the CEO Sundar Pichai during the hearings in Congress had to answer the question, why is the idiot query, the search engine produces photos of the US President Donald trump.
However, the relationship of the largest search engine for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in particular simplicity do not differ. And speech here not only about the bans. In a recent advertisement for one of their Google services referred to mining and cryptocurrencies in a sarcastic manner, calling them “fake money”.
However, this does not prevent researchers to analyze the frequency of queries in Google as one of the indicators of public interest in cryptocurrencies.