Google has been criticised for how some search results - on topics such as the Holocaust and ethnic minorities - are ranked (Image credit: AFP)

Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results

Google has said it is "thinking deeply" about ways to improve search, after criticism over how some results - including ones discussing the Holocaust - were ranked.

Searching for "did the Holocaust happen?" returned a top result that claimed it did not, as Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr reported.

Now, the ranking has changed for US users.

The page - from white supremacist site Stormfront - remains top in the UK.

"This is a really challenging problem, and something we're thinking deeply about in terms of how we can do a better job," said a Google spokesman.

"Search is a reflection of the content that exists on the web.

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