Google Halts Ads on "Fake News" Websites. So, Google is now the "truth" teller.

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  1. The Old Guard profile image70
    The Old Guardposted 23 months ago

    Google Halts Ads on "Fake News" Websites. So, Google is now the "truth" teller. Is this fair?

    And the snowflakes in the street are worried about Trump, as Goggle becomes the "truth" teller. A underhanded form of censorship.
    Their opinion of what is "fake" and what is real does not mean anything. It's no different than the liberal, demoncrap supporting news outlets that share news that fits their agenda of socialism.
    Slowly but surely, in everything we read or watch, the propaganda of the left will be all that's available.
    This is not for Google to determine. This a blatant form of censorship that should be fought by any person that loves America.
    Blatant censorship! 

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  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 23 months ago

    They are deciding which media sources are legitimate and illegitimate based on the same biased standards that led to them to filter and censor conservative content on Youtube because it was too controversial.

    1. The Old Guard profile image70
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Tamara,
      Yup, Hitler, Stalin and Mao would be impressed with propaganda of the left.
      They've almost got it locked up where no truth filters through.
      Any way around it, in your opinion? Googles got quite the monopoly on the internet.

  3. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 23 months ago

    But ABC NBC CBS and CNN have been around so long, what will they do now?

    1. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Cokie Roberts and Andrea Mitchell arent spring chickens who will hire them now?

    2. The Old Guard profile image70
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      PhoenixV
      Do I sense a touch of sarcasm here?
      Cheers

    3. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      They the biggest fake news on the planet in my book.

  4. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 23 months ago

    Not promoting news stories that aren't verified or truthful isn't censorship. It's not like Google is taking the news stories off the Internet---they're just saying that stories from bogus news sites, on the right and the left, will no longer move to the top of search results, and that those sites that consistently post fake, misleading stories will not be eligible for ad revenue.

    For example:

    This week, a site called 70news posted a story that Donald Trump was winning the popular vote count. That news story immediately went viral, and went to the top of results whenever anyone searched for information about the election.

    The problem? The site was bogus, and their information wasn't accurate. Thousands of people were tweeting images of their vote count, showing Trump ahead---even though every non-partisan site was showing he wasn't.

    I think Google has a responsibility to ensure that when someone searches for information, the very first thing they see isn't fake. Perhaps, by limiting ad revenue to sites that are posting faux news, they will cut down on the number of them, and we'll be able to see what's real, and what's just some BS a guy made up in his basement.

    (Facebook is also planning to throttle the promotion of faux news stories on their site, which is also a good thing.)

    1. The Old Guard profile image70
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Your logic, unfortunately, is illogical.
      The government puts out false news stories daily. If we do not have an alternative to the lies our own government tells us, we're no better off than Russia under communism. Free speech is or isn't.

    2. lisavollrath profile image95
      lisavollrathposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Again: nobody is taking the faux news sites down. Google and FB are simply not supporting them any longer. You are free to get your bogus news from any site you like.

    3. The Old Guard profile image70
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Lisa,
      Whether you see it or not, it's another form of censorship.
      Can't help it if you have blinders on that just allow you to see what you want to see.
      Blind is blind.

    4. lisavollrath profile image95
      lisavollrathposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Still not censorship. The faux news is right there for you to read, should you wish, but Google and FB are not going to promote them. Perhaps of those faux news sites start verifying their facts, they can become sources for credible news.

    5. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Begging the question...

  5. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 23 months ago

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    Facebook has repeatedly trended fake news since firing its human editors .So hire them back Facebook!

    Macedonian Spammers Are Using Facebook Groups To Feed You Fake News Over the past year, the  The best way to generate traffic is to get their politics stories to spread on Facebook — and the best way to generate shares on Facebook is to publish sensationalist and often false content that caters to Trump supporters.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman … supp5mM31d

    1. The Old Guard profile image70
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Yup,
      They do censor our feeds on Facebook.
      I'm really thinking about just letting the douche bag liberals have it all and walk away from google, twitter, Facebook
      As corrupt as the U.S. government.
      Pretty disgusting

 
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