Google Puts CNN, Washington Post, NYT In Charge Of Fact-Checking News

Currently, the growing list of 115 organizations includes the likes of CNN, The Washington Post, NBC, CBS, and The New York Times, to name a few.
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    A man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google recently noted ‘Usage of our services have increased every year, and so have the user data request number.’

    A man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.

    Google announced Friday that it’s adding a special feature to its news service — Fact Check. Searchers will now know who checked the validity of a news story and the conclusion they arrived at.

    The Fact Check tag “identifies articles that include information fact checked by news publishers and fact-checking organizations.” Each Fact Check snippet “will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check on that particular claim.”

    The rating system will rank stories from “true” to “false” but will also denote stories it finds “partly true” and “partly false.” Searches will also have the option, via hyperlink in the snippet, to review the fact-checkers’ content on the same subject.

    This, of course, begs the question: Who are the fact-checkers?

    Anyone can volunteer to be one, says Google, cautioning that “Only publishers that are algorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information will qualify for inclusion.”

    Currently, the growing list of 115 organizations includes the likes of CNN, The Washington Post, NBC, CBS, and The New York Times, to name a few.

    So now, not only will the corporate media be able to deem which content is acceptable and which isn’t, it’ll also be able — again, the link will be right there in the snippet — to guide readers toward their own view on the matter.

    Fact Check: A rating system for the corporate media and by the media corporations.

    Incidentally, there’s already a mechanism in place for calling out bullshit. It’s called the independent media.


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      • Chase Palmieri

        A news review platform like Tribeworthy.com has never been so important. We need people holding the media accountable, not the media holding the media accountable.

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      • Kim Machiko

        Unbelievable! As the public in their multitudes wake up to the fact that
        the dinosaur corporate mainstream media are just Establishment
        propaganda channels and flock in droves to the non vested interest
        alternative news media to get the real truth, the Establishment has now
        pushed back by pushing Google to appoint the almost extinct dinosaurs as
        arbiters of accuracy of the alternative media. This is a farce – this
        is like appointing obsolete witch doctors to approve modern new medical
        technologies.
        It’s time for everyone to boycott Google COMPLETELY!

      • Pandabear56

        The fox watching the hen house, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, since the fox is the fact checker lol.

      • TeeJae

        All Washington lapdogs. Because of course. Thanks for reaffirming my decision to boycott all things Google.

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      • Keen

        The biggest liars and fact twisters become fact checkers.

      • James Wherry

        Because the propagandists hate Trump and love anything liberal, Democrat and Obama, we’ll never get the full truth from the MSM.

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