Bloomberg Quint: Google Rewrites Its Powerful Search Rankings to Bury Fake News

Bloomberg Quint: Google Rewrites Its Powerful Search Rankings to Bury Fake News. “Google isn’t planning to rid fake news from its search results — but it’s trying to purge it from the top. The Alphabet Inc. company is making a rare, sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine to demote misleading, false and offensive articles online. Google is also setting new rules encouraging its “raters” — the 10,000-plus staff that assess search results — to flag web pages that host hoaxes, conspiracy theories and what the company calls ‘low-quality’ content.” I hope they’re better at filtering this stuff than Facebook’s ads team.

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