Google Search results for “Harry Potter rides a broomstick” will soon be marked as “Fake News”. The Internet giant is being transformed from a search engine into a web commentary, content and indexing service.
Private Tye talked to Rex Tillerson about the new Google. “Trump has come round to Clinton’s point of view and has adopted the Neocon policy of confrontation with Russia and endless war. So, we now have the main stream media on our side. However, its a different story with the social media where some people think the Syria business is a set up like the Bush and Blair weapons of mass destruction. So, Google is organising a project called “CrossCheck” which will enable newsrooms in the main stream media to identify fake news in Google search results”. Private Tye asked if these newsrooms where the ones Trump accused of putting out fake news earlier in the year. Tillerson made the position clear “Of course not, he never said that. Its fake news to say that Trump ever accused the main stream media of putting out fake news.”
The test of the new Google system will come during the French election where there has been a lot of fake news about Le Pen’s popularity. “Le Pen is talking about making France great again and becoming friends with Russia, so anything said in her favour must be fake news.” said Tillerson.
The report from CNN (which never put out fake news, and Trump never said they did):
Google and Facebook are partnering with journalists to help prevent fake news stories from spreading during France's presidential election.
Google News Lab and the non-profit First Draft News have launched a verification project called "CrossCheck" that will help French newsrooms identify and quickly debunk hoaxes, rumors and other false claims.
At least 17 major news organizations are taking part in the project, including Le Monde, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Liberation, BuzzFeed and France Medias Monde, which manages Radio France Internationale and TV station France 24.
Google (GOOGL, Tech30) and Facebook (FB, Tech30) will provide the journalists with tools to help identify misleading content. Google Trends and CrowdTangle, a Facebook tool that monitors social networks, will be used to scan for problematic stories.
Google will also train students from France's leading journalism schools in advanced search techniques that can be used to identify fake news.
The students will add context to each false claim and create a live feed of shareable report cards on the CrossCheck website. The feed will be overseen by the Agence-France Presse.