WEB Notes: We talked about Google and other social media outlets having a “fact checking” feature in the future. Apparently it has arrived. You can verify what the Daily Caller is saying by performing a search for “Daily Caller” in Google…
The reader should have the opportunity to fact check for themselves, otherwise Google and other such entities essentially place themselves in the position of the all knowing and influence the reader. How do we know they have not made a mistake or inserted their own bias?
I doubt the many will care as they search for “the quick answer”.
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.
When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”