Saturday, March 7, 2015

Google's New Algorithm Targets Conservative Websites?

The political elites get away with labeling conservatives as climate deniers, haters and fools, but a quick Internet search shows those pesky conservatives' views are vibrant, popular and rank high in the marketplace of ideas. Google's new search algorithm will fix that problem ...

(WND) Would you trust Google to determine what’s "true" and to censor what is not?

According to an article in New Scientist, the Internet search giant is considering a new algorithm for ranking its search results: one based not on how commonly a site is linked – which is central to its current system – but on how "trustworthy" Google determines the source website to be.

In other words, those sites Google says print truth would come up first in user searches, while those sites Google thinks stray too often from the truth would be buried on a later page.

New Scientist author Hal Hodson explains: "The Internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free 'news' stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness."

Hodson’s implication that anti-vaccination sites are inherently untrustworthy, however, only serves to highlight the questions his article doesn’t answer: What if Google’s version of the "truth" is mistaken? Or biased?

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  1. This is very simple, if Google censors the internet, I will not use Google to search the internet. There are many alternatives. I imagine many millions of others would do the same. Google will become irrelevant and die off. If you think they will follow through with this idea, sell your Google stock now.

  2. By the description of the search criteria as "truth" based.
    From other news information, the conservative News sources tend to be the least truthful. The most notorious being Fox News (NOT) with a false rating of 60%.

    Google is doing the right thing.

    1. Your definition of "truth" wore thin with Tass and Pravda.

  3. Never have liked google, if there is any alternative, I use it.


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