SHOTS FIRED: Google Targets Conservative Media with Biased New Feature...
It's only Tuesday and, oopsie, Google is already up to no good again. Pesky pestilence. Today the search engine giant launched a shiny new "fact check" feature. One problem though. It appears to almost exclusively target conservative websites, according to Daily Caller.
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”
Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.
Of course, Salon "pedophiles are people too!" dot com is spared any judgement. Possibly because fact checking such non-truth goldmines would require all of Google's efforts and monies. Too hard.
Does Google's new feature sound biased? Definitely. But fact-checking shouldn't be that big a deal if one's content is factually correct. In fact, those seeking to promote the truth should invite themselves to be under the scrutiny of fact-checkers. Even if said checkers of facts need to maybe pursue a better hobby. Shut down the ole PC and go outside for once. But there's another issue at hand here:
And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.
The Daily Caller then goes on to show proof of this claim, including multiple "reviews" where Google scrutinizes statements TheDC never made. This revelation comes as a not-so-surprise. Apparently Google is using Snopes as one of their handy dandy fact reviewers, and Snopes is no stranger to blatant wrongness. See Snopes Tries 'Fact-Checking' LWC On Migrant Rape... Fails Miserably
It's not just Daily Caller taking notice of Google's new biased wad of fail. Daily Wire also got tossed into the mix. Here's a comparison of Daily Wire's search results vs Vox's:
Notice something missing here? It's Google's objective credibility. But as is the case with most leftist corporations, that vanished a long time ago. Like Bernie Sanders' hairline.
Keep in mind, Google is an internet superpower. Not only do they affect millions of users and content, they set trends in the tech industry. This is a huge step in silencing or limiting those who disagree with the progressive narrative. Trendy new fad. I'm sure the left is simply wetting itself in excitement right about now. Someone call Mark Zuckerberg!