As we emerged from our bunkers in 2021 to reenter society, enduring the fallout from 2020’s viruses and elections and continent-spanning wildfires, Google eased us along those tentative first steps. What is a dogecoin? Where the hell is my stimulus check? What game are the squids playing and how do I bet the entirety of my stimulus check on it?
Whatever the question, Google was there to answer with a helpful ad paid for by the highest bidder. And beneath those ads? Answers. Answers from reputable sources that paid them the most money. Thanks, Google!
Here’s what people punched in their search bars the most: