Is Bing "Managing" Search Suggestions

Go into Google and search "Windows 8 is " and you will get auto-suggestions "Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, A Disaster, A Flop".  When this was first noticed, folks suggested Google was playing games, though personally having tried Windows 8 a couple of times I thought the suggestions were dead on.  So Don Charisma tried the same thing with Microsoft's search engine Bing:

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It appears that Microsoft got the message and has done a little managing of their algorithm, because now you get this:

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Cool?  Great?  Amazing?  Seriously, who are they fooling?  Even Yahoo, which is powered by Bing (I think) doesn't give this kind of result

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  • Matthew Slyfield

    Duh.

  • Rick C

    So even after the "managing", negative suggestions outweigh positives 5:3, and Yahoo has 2:10 positives. That's pretty weak sauce.

    You've really got a bee in your bonnet about Windows 8, don't you? Did you complain when Windows Vista, XP, and 95 looked different too?

  • Keith Turnbull

    If I do a google search of "windows 8 is cool" I get 446,000,000 results.
    If I do a google search of "windows 8 is crap" I get 32,800,000 results.

    I would say google is the one playing with the 'auto-suggestions'. It just shows that when a confirmation bias goes into your confirmation you can't see the bias for what it appears to be.