Run an image search in Google for “beauty” and describe the types of images that appear
After having searched for the term "beauty" in Google, ask yourself:
Refer to the How Google Works handout to learn about the structure of web searching. Factors affecting the search results shown include search bias (relevancy, popularity, and biased algorithms), cultural bias (whiteness, North America), financial gain (beauty industry, stock photo industry), and Google account information (including location).
Imagine that you’re doing research for an assignment on the Canadian beauty industry. What biases might you have? What biases might you find in the research?
It is important to be critically aware of bias:
It is important to be aware of bias so that we can: