Google Attempt to ‘Fact Check’ News Results Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Media

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

by ALLUM BOKHARI
BreitBart.com
10 Jan 2018170

Analysis from the Daily Caller shows that Google’s new fact-checking feature, which displays “fact-checks” next to allegedly disputed stories in search results, almost exclusively targets conservative media.

It’s already been a bad week for Google: explosive information released in James Damore’s class action lawsuit has revealed an atmosphere of extreme progressive bias at the company, complete with the open shaming and intimidation of conservatives and white males. Now there is evidence that the company’s hyper-partisan bias is trickling down into its product.

Currently, when you search for a news site, for example, “Breitbart News,” Google will show you a list of topics that the site has focused on, as well as a tab for “reviewed claims.” These are stories that have been reviewed by “fact-checkers” like Snopes and Politifact.

Like Google, these so-called “impartial fact-checkers” claim to be unbiased, but have a history of partisan favoritism. Snopes, for example, is staffed with rabid anti-Trumpers, while Politifact is funded by a Clinton Foundation donor and routinely comes to empirically dubious conclusions that typically favor Democrats.

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