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Elon Musk Hints at Plans for an Unbiased Search Engine, Email Service to Rival Google

•, By Cullen McCue

The image generator was generating historically inaccurate images of Vikings, American founding fathers and other significant white figures and groups as non-white, prompting an apology and pause from Google.

"The problem is not just Google Gemini, it's Google search too," Musk wrote in an X post shortly after the image generator was paused. The post was referencing Google's "frequently asked questions" page, where the tech giant admits that its search engine is engineered to create "equity" and prevent "algorithmic unfairness."

"In some cases, it may be appropriate to take no action if the system accurately affects current reality, while in other cases it may be desirable to consider how we might help society reach a more fair and equitable state, via either product intervention or broader corporate social responsibility efforts," Google explains.

In another X post, Musk stated that Google "overplayed their hand" with Gemini.

"I'm glad that Google overplayed their hand with their AI image generation, as it made their insane racist, anti-civilizational programming clear to all," he wrote.

Musk has frequently criticized Google, Facebook and other major social networks for meddling with algorithms and shadow banning undesirable content, meaning that posts will be hidden and suppressed. In 2023, 63 percent of articles featured in Google News came from left-wing news sites, while right-wing outlets were featured just 6 percent of the time.