View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2018, 09:03 AM
AZRWinger AZRWinger is online now
Conservative Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 16,517
Thanks: 9,544
Thanked 10,094 Times in 6,152 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AZRWinger
Default Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites

Google has apparently decided its so-called fact checking ought to only apply to political views it doesn't like.

Quote:
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”
Ignoring fact checking for Leftist publications while fabricating inaccuracies for so-called Right Wing sites is a completely corrupt means of generating bogus statistics supporting the claim the Right is not factually correct.

Quote:
Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.
The article goes on to cite examples of Google's selective and false condemnation of Right leaning publications.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.daily...rvative-sites/
__________________
What is a 30 something year old single man with a rock in one hand and a Honduran flag in the other?

An asylum seeker.
Reply With Quote