(March 1, 2015) Breaking: Google gives new meaning to Orwellian Becomes Ministry of Truth
...if all records told the same tale then the lie passed into history and became truth. (1984, George Orwell)
The New Scientist has the stunning story (2/28/15, Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links, by Hal Hodson):
THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free news stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix rank websites according to their truthfulness.
Great idea, right?
Sure it is.
The author of the article lets the cat out of the bag right away with his comment about anti-vaccination websites.
These sites will obviously be shoved into obscurity by Google because theyre garbage...whereas truthful pro-vaccine sites will dominate top ranked pages on the search engine.
This is wonderful if you believe what the CDC tells you about vaccine safety and efficacy.