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Google Moving To Shut Down Alternative Media By Ranking Sites On “Facts” Rather Than Popularity

March 2, 2015

Steve Watson

3/2/2015

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Search Engine giant Google, the major driver of traffic to the majority of media portals is moving to change the way it ranks websites, declaring that it intends to use known partisan debunking outlets to determine the “truthfulness” of content.

Currently, Google rankings are determined by the number of incoming links to a web page, meaning that if a story becomes popular it can be driven to the top of search results, and by viewed by millions of people.

However, this is a little too democratic for the liking of some, who only like to get their “facts” from pre-approved sources.

The proposed solution, according to a Google funded research team is to compute a“Knowledge-Based Trust score” for every web page, based on Google’s own “Knowledge Vault”, an automated database that determines “facts the web unanimously agrees on,” according to the New Scientist.

“A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy,” says the research team.

In short, any web pages that provide information that contradicts or questions Google’s own established “truth”, will be bumped down the rankings.

In addition, some of those working on “truthfulness” ranking technology have expressed a desire to verify or rebut web pages by cross-referencing them to other sources, such as Snopes, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org. These websites exist and profit directly from debunking anything and everything. What’s more, they have been previously exposed as highly partisan.

It is a move that will set alarm bells ringing for fans of alternative media websites, such as Infowars, which are regularly attacked by the professional debunking websites merely for questioning official narratives, and popularising underreported information.

Presumably, the meters of truthfulness and trustworthiness ultimately implemented by Google will stem from government accounts and it’s mouthpiece mainstream media reports. The rise of the alternative media has directly correlated with the routine exposure of misinformation, propaganda, and outright lies emanating from these institutions.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2015 5:46 pm

    You mean Google is going to choose the “right facts” That is done in Israel already, talking about law that help traitors. Wiil someone stop him before he is too big to fail

  2. March 2, 2015 2:31 pm

    Well I was posting a comment explaining Google Already does it , but Google took it off as usual. If Harold finds it he sill post it. so partial try again Google was Bush and then Obama brain trust for the Patriot Act and the spaying on us. They have been sabotaging our Internet all along even working with phone company. GOOGLE info. goes to Israel for screening. Was kicked out of Europe long ago, our traitors in Congress take orders from Israel.

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