Now that Google and Facebook are going after fake news sites and stories, how will this affect us?
There's no doubt fake news have been a problem for a while. And, now, social media and Google are seeking ways to tweak their systems exclude these sites. However, in the process will Hubpage become an unintended victim? Will editorial policies for this site change to ensure they don't get locked out? Remember, there are some nutty and false stories floating around this site. Will we see a purge of these particular hubs? Simply put, do we have something to worry about since that algorithm term is being thrown around by Google and Facebook?
Honestly, one of my concerns with some people is the lack of fact checking. As an Engineer, I see far too many people who interject opinions as facts. And just the other day, I read a well written article that spouted a premise about technical premise that is absolutely impossible. It even recommended the purchase of certain products that I know for a fact will not perform as they bragged they would.
My question for HP is; When will you get someone with technical expertise who can catch such false statements?
Writing news type articles on Hubpages is a horrible idea to begin with. And the management of the website(s) have always made it clear that news type articles aren't the way to have success here.
So there will be no anything regarding this site and Facebook, Google, and the fake news witch hunt.
Telling lies is a bad idea in any situation. Telling lies in order to make money screams of desperation. Well, lets all just be honest so we don't have to worry about such things.
Evidently, it's been very profitable for these creators of the fake news site.
Hey wes, what do you think of Morris' take on fake news and the Russians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIS4fQiI_Vc
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