The Next Web: Google is building Bulletin, a hyperlocal community news service

The Next Web: Google is building Bulletin, a hyperlocal community news service. “Google is working on a new way to source and highlight hyperlocal news from citizen journalists. It’s called Bulletin, and it lets anyone publish a news story just by blogging and sharing images and video straight from their phone through the platform’s mobile app – without the need to create an outlet of their own. The idea is to highlight stories from within communities, by making them visible through Google search.” While I’m a big fan of local and hyperlocal news, I’m having trouble reconciling this with Google’s problems with fraudulent information in its regular Google News product. Surely you don’t get rid of that by opening a platform wider?

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