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Do Political Search Results Tell The Future?

  • Slate, Monday, October 31, 2011 1:47 PM

Search engine have been known to predict everything from winners of the Academy Awards to the presidency. Now it seems Google could be predicting a failed presidential race for Mitt Romney. While Google returns the normal set of 50 million query results along with the question "Romney can win," it also returns the question "Did you mean Romney can't win?" Peter Fulham tells us that after several searches, it appears Romney remains the only presidential candidate for who the Google glitch applies. 

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