Thought I’d check out what the BBC had to say about the historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem yesterday so I Googled:
bbc US embassy opening ceremony Jerusalem
These first four results came up from the BBC:
Gaza clashes: 52 Palestinians killed in deadliest day since 2014
Gaza protests turn deadly before US opens Jerusalem embassy
Jerusalem embassy: why Trump’s move was not about peace
Repeat of the first result
Apart from the obvious bias, this really had me scratching my head. I thought Google simply picks up key words and then produces links that feature most if not all of those key words.
Those results are followed by a couple of clips from the ceremony uploaded to YouTube by BBC News
Not sure who calls him/herself BBC News and why he/she would want to plonk clips on YouTube.
Perhaps those among my esteemed colleagues knowledgeable about these matters could throw some light on this peculiar happening. How did Google tweak those results to force them away from the US Embassy to Gaza?!
Meanwhile here’s the ceremony for those interested
It starts at 10 minutes in and there’s a fabulous Ethiopian/Israeli singer introduced by the president of Israel at 41 minutes in. She sings again at 1hr 24 min in.