/linked/2017/04/25/google-search-against-fake-news

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Ero:
inb4 the altright start whining.
6:18 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
anonymous:
This may be well-intentioned (though it likely isn't), but the result will be a disaster. Google should not be the arbiter of truth.
8:32 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
To Be Fair:
>Google should not be the arbiter of truth.

Better Google than spambots and frauds.
9:42 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
anonymous:
Nope, better that through their errors and experience people get to know what's credible and what isn't. Thinking for people usually results in disaster, just look at what the eastern block did.
11:00 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Comedy Gold:
> Thinking for people usually results in disaster, just look at what the eastern block did.

![](http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/richard-spencer-570.gif)
11:08 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Sebby:
Good to see Google are growing up at last. It's certainly a shame they need to do this but it's clearly necessary.

> Nope, better that through their errors and experience people get to know what's credible and what isn't. Thinking for people usually results in disaster, just look at what the eastern block did.

Except there's really no question about the spammers and fraudsters.

And as the neoliberals are apt to remind us, "The market will decide".

So what are you waiting for? Decide ...
11:50 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
ano:
I think this is bad precedent, personally. The term "fake news" can be expanded to mean basically anything you don't like. Look at how Trump uses it.
12:00 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
ano:
> to flag web pages that host hoaxes, conspiracy theories and what the company calls “low-quality” content. The moves follow months after criticism of Google and Facebook Inc. for hosting misleading information, particular tied to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"Fake news" did not swing the 2016 election. The term didn't even exist until the day after the election, despite the results showing it was due to economic concern in rust belt states.

What does "low-quality” content even mean? The move is cmpletely opaque and politically motivated. I am concerned.
12:07 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
ohm:
Jeez, Google, every credible source has its share of conspiracy theories, low-quality content, and hoaxes. Some of the most credible sources don't even retract their shit, or show entire clips; most are so strongly stuck to one slant or another.

This is BS.
1:11 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
anonymous:
Why shouldn't Google be in charge of determining what's true?
5:59 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
jimothy:
How are we supposed to know what's true and what's fake is somebody doesn't decide for us?
6:57 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
anonymous:
Leftist fascists are at it again.
9:58 pm — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Make peace, not liberals:
We only allow doubleplusgoodthink on our site.
3:46 am — Thursday, 27 April 2017
Comedy Gold:
> Leftist fascists are at it again.

Nailed it... assclown.

![](http://i.imgur.com/LoFliwE.png)


2:18 pm — Thursday, 27 April 2017
Cheese Head:
What's amusing is the fascist governments (ie: Italy) started out Socialist and went all Fascist once that didn't work.

So the definition there needs work.
4:22 pm — Thursday, 27 April 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Antifa can call themselves or identify with whatever they want.

The fact is Antifa stifles freedom of reasonable speech, association and discourse.

Antifa may say they are left wing anti-fascists, but they sure act like Brown Shirt thugs during Kristallnacht.
8:04 pm — Thursday, 27 April 2017
Comedy Gold:
> Kristallnacht

Jesus fuck.

Noping the hell out of this thread.
8:17 pm — Thursday, 27 April 2017
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