BBC News bias through Google stats numbers

Google is indexing all web sites. When you perform search it will also show you approximate number of results it found. By using advanced techniques – by specifying site and exact phrase – we can see how many pages particular web-site contains for searched phrase. By using minus sign before the phrase we can exclude sites containing it.

We do not know if found web-page is positive, negative or neutral, but we can compare plain numbers between results. And then you can make your own conclusion how much space is given for particular phrase/topic. Below you find the list of phrases where each line contains exact phrase which you can copy/paste to Google, followed by numbers of resultsĀ (as of 27/01/2015) found by Google for site “.bbc.co.uk/news”:

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “far right” – 5,700
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “far left” – 2,460

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “muslim” – 69,600
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “church of england” – 51,000
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “pope” – 33,200
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “jewish” – 23,100
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “catholic” – 22,500
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “islamic” -“islamic state” – 20,200
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “christian” – 15,700
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “religion” – 12,900
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “anglican” – 2,230
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “protestant” – 1,580
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “buddhist” – 1,840
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “jew” – 2,210
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “atheist” – 570

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “muslims” – 17,500
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “jews” – 5,530
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “christians” – 4,010
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “catholics” – 3,210
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “anglicans” – 1,330
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “hindus” – 853
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “sikhs” – 723
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “protestants” – 612
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “buddhists” – 524
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “atheists” – 334

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “islam” – 10,200
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “christianity” – 2,830
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “judaism” – 725
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “buddhism” – 668
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “hinduism” – 613
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “sikhism” – 391
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “atheism” – 233

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “muslim community” – 1,690
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “jewish community” – 566
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “polish community” – 125
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “sikh community” – 115
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “hindu community” – 65

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “islamic state” – 72,200
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “france” – 57,900
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “poland” – 26,300
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “vatican” – 3,400

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “arab” -“arab spring” -“arab uprising” -“arab emirates” – 7,250
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “arab world” – 1,450
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “arabs” – 1,390

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “christ” – 4,870
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “jesus” – 3,920
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “prophet” – 3,460
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “prophet” -“cartoons” -“cartoon” – 2,280
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “allah” – 980
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “buddha” – 674

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “koran” – 3,930
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “bible” – 3,700
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “Qur’an” – 415
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “torah” – 313
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “Bhagvad Gita” – 8
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “Bhagavad Gita” – 4
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “Vedas” – 4

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “socialist” -“anti-socialist” – 3,930
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “capitalist” -“anti-capitalist” – 762
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “anti-capitalist” – 1170
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “anti-socialist” – 5

site:.bbc.co.uk/news “nhs” – 61,100
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “private healthcare” – 150
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “private health care” – 117
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “private health insurance” – 90
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “health insurance” – 845
site:.bbc.co.uk/news “bupa” – 317

Just one comment for the last batch – BBC vehemently proclaims NHS and yet their staff have apparently private health insurance. How hypocritical…

Do you still think BBC is unbiased offering objective news and coverage?

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