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Google is considering putting itself in charge of online truth, in order to assist users in an age of information overload. The web giant would rank search results based on each site’s 'truth score' instead of its popularity level.
The search engine currently relies on a system that ranks websites based on how many times the page has been linked to – which means that even fake information has a way of making it up the chain of search results.
According to a New Scientist report, the new model developed by a Google research team would count the number of incorrect facts on each website to establish a Knowledge-Based Trust score for each site – an overall rating of trustworthiness.
Each score would be computed using Google’s own ‘Knowledge Vault,’ an automated database that identifies “facts the web unanimously agrees on,” according to the media report.
“A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy,” the research team said.
We need more proven facts.
originally posted by: ItCameFromOuterSpace
a reply to: BornAgainAlien
Hard to be against something that will supposedly make B.S. harder to find. We need more proven facts. Too many poor souls believe everything they see on the internet.
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
this can be potentially a good thing, to have obviously fake information filtered out for you.
but google will be blasted with complaints of all sorts once their specific belief is not put at the top of the list
people that believe in climate change will complain if they are not at the top of the list
people that do not believe in climate change will complain if they are not at the top of the list
And so forth for pretty much every single topic you can think of.