I'm switching my preferred news feed from Bing to Google. Bing's format still appeals to me AND I liked that they aggregated news AND that they
didn't force video content on me. But Google just added a "Fact check" tool to their news feed that I consider important and valuable.
Underneath the main story, several additional boxes may appear including
* Fact check
* Highly Cited
* Local Source
* In Depth
* (source country such as India or Japan)
Google appears to be just as fed up with the constant lies during the presidential election as we are, so now it's helping you set the facts
The company introduced a new feature on Thursday that will tag and help find "fact checking in large news stories." Tagged articles will show up in
the new story box on news.google.com, as well as in the Google News and Weather app for iOS and Android in the US and UK.
There's a two-pronged approach to detecting fact checking. First Google looks for actual markup in the site's source code. Then Google looks for
pages "that follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks." You can learn more about the process here. Source: Business Insider
The Business Insider article has links to the algorithm and process that Google is using. It will knock some sites off the Google News (something
disturbing I've noticed is the trend for pseudo-news sites and blogs to make it into news feeds.
Love it or hate it, you may find it useful. You can check it out at news.google.com
At first I thought that this could be interesting but then I thought just how much Google was in bed with the dark, secret forces that we call our
government. It might be cool for some news but for the really important stuff, it will want you to believe what the government wants you to believe.
“[Google] is directly engaged in Hillary Clinton’s campaign” warned WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange in June. “[They are] personally at the top
aligned with Hillary Clinton’s election campaign and almost certainly once Hillary Clinton becomes president, those people in Google, like Jared
Cohen, will be placed into positions around the new Clinton presidency”.
Google pumps $2.35 million into racial justice projects, including #BlackLivesMatter video app www.siliconbeat.com...
"Jacquelline Fuller, 47, did not set out to work in philanthropy, let alone run one of the biggest corporate giving programmes. But as managing
director of Google.org – the internet search engine’s charitable arm – she is in charge of spending $100m a year on charitable projects, a sum
that dwarfs the average donation by UK-based FTSE 100 companies of £3m, according to the Charitable Aid Foundation. ...Google’s charitable chief:
‘I have a strong sense of social justice’ " www.theguardian.com...
Google Grant To Fund CofC Race and Social Justice Initiatives www.charlestonchronicle.net...
"The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at The College of Charleston has received a grant from Google it will use to jump
start the Race and Social Justice Initiative.
The initiative will be led by Avery, the African American Studies Program, Addelestone Library and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative. "
Human rights actors increasingly rely on diverse and new information streams, yet they have no sector-specific toolsets or protocols to help them to
manage their information, share knowledge, and protect the data they collect. Benetech was awarded $800,000 for the development of technology tools to
advance human rights abuse research and action. With this support, Benetech is leading a human rights technology and data consortium and advisory
committee to devise technical requirements for a comprehensive human rights information platform. Benetech will develop open source prototypes for
testing in the field. A secure, open source platform for the collection, annotation, analysis, and preservation of multi-format evidence and
testimonials by human rights actors will empower them to leverage that data to advance their goals. This project will serve social justice groups,
civil society organizations, journalists, activists, and researchers.
App in the Face
"Google did not give a $500,000 grant to Black Lives Matter, but their donation to the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will be used to fund a
campaign run by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors."
Social justice warrior forces Google to drop .bro extension in Brotli due to it being misogynistic siliconangle.com...
"When does the file extension .bro come with sexist, evil, female-hating misogynistic overtones? ...Apparently it does when you live in the social
justice-obsessed world of Silicon Valley with Google being forced to replace the extension in its new Brotli file compression software."
Google Gives $3 Million in Grants to Fight for Social Justice and Reform offtheblocknews.com...
"Last year, Google.org announced an effort to support organizations working for social justice reforms, giving grants to #BlackLivesMatter and other
social justice groups. Today, Google.org announced an expansion of that effort. With $3 million in grants, Google.org is partnering with San
Francisco’s My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) program; Oakland’s Roses in Concrete Community School; the tech-enabled college success
startup, Beyond12; and the national Equal Justice Initiative, headed up by Bryan Stevenson."
Black Googler Network fuels inclusion at Google googleblog.blogspot.com...
"On February 1 we kicked off Black History Month with a Doodle recognizing the remarkable life of Frederick Douglass and a new collection of Black
history archives on the Cultural Institute. Googlers around the world have joined in the celebrations, hosting film screenings, spoken word
performances, speaker series, and participating in community service. These efforts have been driven by the Black Googler Network (BGN), one of
Google’s largest employee resource groups with 12 branches worldwide. BGN focuses on empowering the Black community at Google and beyond. BGN
Googlers work on many different teams, participating in BGN as volunteers or in their 20 percent time. They run service trips to communities in need,
provide professional development and mentorship programs, convene dialogues on topics affecting the Black community, and help Googlers connect with
each other and develop a sense of community. They’ve also driven social justice movements across the company, including solidarity for
#BlackLivesMatter and $2.35 million in funding from Google.org for racial justice innovators."
REVEALED: "Social justice warrior B.S." has cost Google a quarter BILLION dollars (so far) www.therebel.media...
"But a new PBS documentary shows Google spending a quarter of a billion dollars importing failed social justice warrior B.S. about race and gender
into its successful culture of meritocracy and science. Well, the program includes an interview with a smart, successful black woman who worked at
Google for nine years, long before this "social justice" stuff ever started. Why did she quit? ...She says it was because people started asking her if
she was an affirmative action quota hire!"
This, "I have the last say as a precious godd*mn factchecker" crap, is UNACCEPTABLE AND OUTRAGEOUS.
If you call it 'factchecking,' it's like you are claiming to have the last say on everything, as if you are completely objective, and dedicated solely
to the truth and facts.
I'll check the facts myself. I trust me more than anyone else to be fair & objective. Google can KMA.
ETA: Snopes, Factcheck.org, and Politifact are the worst lying offenders, in my opinion...mainly because they claim to be media & political watchdogs
-- but they are no better than Alex Jones. I have exposed all of them for spreading disinfo, propaganda, lies, and/or unethical reporting.
on 15-10-2016 by MotherMayEye because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Nikola014
So, basically, they're preparing us for a world in which it won't be necessary for you to think and do your own research, but will be told what's true
and what's not by Google.
And then people wonder on how come every newer generation looks extremely dumb and not able to use critical thinking
Sorry bud, I just ran your statement through GFC, and they said your lying
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