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    Google censors "Fake News"

    Obviously the story in question is fake but I can't help but wonder how far their new filtering system will go?

    Google says it will crack down on fake news sites
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/go...news-1.3851123
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    I saw this too, probably all sites that they don't own or agree with will be deemed fake.

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    I notice the comments are closed.

    So does this mean that Google is also going to revamp their predictive searches?
    Like when you type in 'Hillary Clinton is' it will now suggest 'liar, evil or antichrist' rather than 'winning'?
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    So does that mean an end to the CBC on the internet?
    Remember: the opposite of "Far Right" is Far Wrong.

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    I wonder if google will censor results like
    - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    - I wonder if they think Daily Wire (slightly conservative) and Young Turks (slightly liberal) are fake news.
    - www.theonion.com
    - Media Matters, funded by Soros
    - armedwithreason.com
    - that website that I can't remember the name of, that was good and fact checked the first couple months, then went gun-control nuts

    John Oliver reported that 38% of Trump stories were false, and 19% of Hillary stories were false. I think those were just Facebook though.
    -- https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...iracy-theories
    -- https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilver...04#.cyJgmN392v

    It's interesting that Google is going to try their hand at fact checking -- since newspapers seem to have abandoned that role, and no one else is currently willing to pay for it.
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    My querying thoughtline is - if Google's motto is `do no evil`... isn't this dipping a toe across the line? People need to learn to think, to discern fact from fiction and how to discern a bull roar from bull crap[fart]. Moderating it for them just makes them further complacent, lazy, and more susceptible to sheeple-indoctrination, IMO.

    ...or maybe the better question is...is that still Google's motto?

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    I wonder if this is anything like what's going on with Facebook.
    I Saw a headline (but did not read the article) that some FB staff are angry about fake news on their site and that it likely swayed the election.
    Or is THAT a fake story?

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    The left wing msm doesn't like anything that doesn't go along with THEIR version of the news.....censorship is just one of the tools in their box of lies.
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    When I type "Hillary Clinton em" into google search I get:
    email address
    email pdf
    emails syria
    emails reddit
    Nothing about email SCANDAL or FBI investigation. That is odd or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    I notice the comments are closed.

    So does this mean that Google is also going to revamp their predictive searches?
    Like when you type in 'Hillary Clinton is' it will now suggest 'liar, evil or antichrist' rather than 'winning'?


    Pretty close.

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