In all seriousness Google has abandoned this ethos. If it ever really embraced it.
If Snopes – Snopes – is supposed to be one of the arbiters of truth one really needs to question whether Google is actually interested in truth at all.
Big Brother expands his reach and he is Left-corporatist. Remember it was folks like Dianne Feinstein who were calling for restrictions on speech and the licensing of journalists before the “fake news” scare became hip with the DNC and its mouthpieces. Now, after the loss in 2016 the Dems are leaning on their allies online to lock down speech. Why? Because YOU are too dumb to figure out what is bull and what is not. Oh and that the actual truth, long hidden behind a veil of crony media statism, has started to get out.
The information controllers don’t like that the Internet has given voice to dissenters. And the corporate-Left media see a lock down on independent voices as a way to not only resecure their positions as information gate keepers, but to also further their political agenda – which has just become obvious over the last few years.
This isn’t about fighting actual “fake news.” This isn’t about fighting some Russian boogyman. This is about keeping ideas suppressed. “Don’t be evil” my arse.
It really is information warfare we are seeing. It is sad that some people fear speech so much. But throughout history the powers that be always have.
(From The Federalist)
In the midst of the “fake news” hysteria last year, Google launched a project to help curate reliable information for its readers by identifying articles and sites that need fact-checking. And this may come as a surprise to some of you, but it looks like the tech giant’s truth project is imbued with a tiny bit of ideological and political bias.
Eric Lieberman at The Daily Caller recently found that the fact checks displayed in Google’s search engine results are targeted almost exclusively at conservative publications. You can test it out yourself.
Now, you may believe that conservatives are hopeless liars in need of relentless correcting, so I’ll concede the point for argument’s sake. Even then, you’d have to admit it’s a small miracle that, according to Google’s search engine, not a single prominent liberal or mainstream site in the entire universe has ever uttered a dubious or questionable claim.
Luckily for us, there are methods available to analyze the veracity of Google’s project. One way, for example, is to take a “reviewed claim” made against The Federalist, the site I happen to know best, and contrast it to the coverage of other sites.