Addicting Info – Fox News Officially Freaking Out About Google’s Plan To Rank Sites By ‘Accuracy’ (VIDEO)

April 15th, 2015 by | 0

Addicting Info reposted a story and video from Media Matters For America describing the Fox News response to Google research describing how websites might be ranked by accuracy rather then popularity. The angle of the Fox News report is ranking websites based on the accuracy of content is censorship. Fox News allows a climate denier to equate the scientific consensus on human-influenced climate change with a government edict.

Author: Jameson Parker

March 7, 2015 6:19 am

Watching how Fox News covers a news story is sort of like doing dream analysis on the conservative movement’s subconscious, you start to see what really terrifies them. So it was with great interest that I sat down to watch Fox’s latest coverage of Google’s plan to someday rank search engine results not by “popularity” but “accuracy.” The network did not disappoint.

In a recent edition of Fox News’ Happening Now, the conservative network hastily put together an out-and-out hit piece on Google. After briefly describing the research paper that the company recently published that expressed the possibility of weighing search result “rank” based around “trustworthy” information, rather than sheer popularity, the show suggests the new way of doing business could result in “censorship.”

“They say you’re entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts. It’s a concept not everyone is comfortable with.”

Watch the Fox News video here:

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I've been an investigative reporter for more than 40 years and taught journalism at the college level for another 10. I've owned and trained retrievers, pointers and spaniels for about the same amount of time. My love of the outdoors and interest in cooking, eating and libations has been life-long, starting on my family's farm in Indiana and the hearty home-cooked meals there.

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