Google joins Monsanto among the most evil corporations in the world by announcing ban on anything it considers a “conspiracy theory”

Monday, August 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: Robert Jonathan
Monday, August 14, 2017

Google has published another update to its Quality Rater Guidelines that grades conspiracy theories as meriting a lower search results ranking. Some 10,000 search quality raters across the world work for Google on a contract basis to evaluate search results and algorithms after conducting real searches.

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Among other things, in furtherance of its anti-fake news agenda, the latest guidelines tweak addresses conspiracy theories and focuses primarily on international non-English results, according to The SEMPost.

Google wants the raters to look specifically at sites or pages where the conspiracy theories are presented as fact. “Presents unsubstantiated conspiracy theories as if the information were factual.”

And raters should rate them: “Lowest quality MC: demonstrably inaccurate content.”

Every responsible Google user wants to access content that is on the level, but as the Activist Post suggests, the free flow of information could be at risk with too wide-ranging a definition of conspiracy.

[W]ho decides what is and what isn’t real? Who are the companies behind this valiant effort to police Google’s search engine, and who watches the watchers?

Against that backdrop, Google has been accused of censorship within its organization (exemplified by this week’s firing of the software engineer who challenged its diversity-at-all-costs policy) and without.

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