Saturday, April 8, 2017

"Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false"

Via Drudge: The small snippets display information about the claim made by a particular page or site and who made the claim, as well as the results of fact checking on the highlighted claim. The fact checks are not performed by Google, but by named trusted publishers and fact-checkers using an open system to mark claims as having been checked.

Cong Yu from Google and Justin Kosslyn from fact-check partner Jigsaw said: “With thousands of new articles published online every minute of every day, the amount of content confronting people online can be overwhelming. And unfortunately, not all of it is factual or true, making it hard for people to distinguish fact from fiction.

“As we make fact checks more visible in search results, we believe people will have an easier time reviewing and assessing these fact checks, and making their own informed opinions.”

Fact check boxes will not be displayed for every search result, and only publishers that are “algorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information” will be included in the program Google said...

(Link for more)

5 comments:

edutcher said...

Somehow the Citizens' of the World's say-so doesn't fill me with assurance.

ndspinelli said...

Just click on Google News and see all the HuffPo links and you know how horseshit this is. Individuals have the power thanks to the internet. Thank you, Al Gore.

AprilApple said...

How 1984.

Guildofcannonballs said...

This fuck wants to malign my malarkey culture he best get an army to back him up.

AJ Lynch said...

I don't use Google - I use Bing.