Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’ | Fox News

Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’ | Fox News

Surprise, surprise, the purveyors of false truths are concerned that being rated on their truthfulness or lack there of may bring less traffic to their sites. 

But others who follow media bias note that even the media watchdogs –
let alone the sites used by the Google researchers like Wikipedia – are
often biased.

“They’re very good at debunking myths if they upset liberals, but if
it’s a liberal or left-wing falsehood, the fact-checkers don’t seem as
excited about debunking it,” Rich Noyes, research director at the Media
Research Center, told FoxNews.com.

He cited a 2013 study by George Mason University researchers, which
found that fact-checking site Politifact declared 52% of Republican
claims it looked at to be false, but did the same to just 24% of
Democratic claims.

I wonder if Noyes wondered, for even a nano-second, if that was because the Republican claims are that much more likely to be false? Because if you base your claims on faith and belief instead of science, well you just might be non-factual.

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