Google Has Ended A Project Which Targeted Conservatives!

Google has ended its "Fact Check" project, which was exposed to target mostly conservative news outlets.

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From The Daily Caller:


Google says it is discontinuing it’s fact-check feature because it proved to be too faulty for public use, directly attributing the decision to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The company has no date set for when it will return, if ever.

“We launched the reviewed claims feature at the end of last year as an experiment with the aim of helping people quickly learn more about news publications,” a spokeswoman for Google told TheDCNF, while also adding that TheDCNF was the catalyst for the move. “We said previously that we encountered challenges in our systems that maps fact checks to publishers, and on further examination it’s clear that we are unable to deliver the quality we’d like for users.”

There were two main problems with the fact-check widget, which appeared on the sidebar of Google’s search results for very few sites and publications.

First, the legitimate outlets chosen were virtually all ones with conservatives audiences. The Daily Caller, for example, was given such treatment, while sites like Vox, Slate, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones and several others clearly on the left side of the political spectrum were not.

Second, and perhaps most importantly, many of the fact-check’s were wrong. One of the purported reviewed claims was for an article that rather straightforwardly reported that certain members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team had showed in some way support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Google attributed the fact-check to The Washington Post, something it’s vice president of communications took issue with.

Read more: (Link: dailycaller.com)


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Posted Friday, January 19, 2018


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