Google's Fact-Check Feature Targets Conservative Sites

The largest search engine in the world is now relying on hyper-partisan "fact checking" organizations such as Snopes and Politifact to provide disclaimers on articles primarily from conservative websites.

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The Daily Caller's Eric Lieberman notes: 

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.”

Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”


In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.

 

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Google's new fact-checking sidebar "helpers" come two weeks after Facebook abandoned their fact checking program after it backfired a little over a year since inception - pointing to the fact that people were actually drawn to the "fake news" stories over articles without the designation

Disputed flags could sometimes backfire: We learned that dispelling misinformation is challenging. Just because something is marked as “false” or “disputed” doesn’t necessarily mean we will be able to change someone’s opinion about its accuracy. In fact, some research suggests that strong language or visualizations (like a bright red flag) can backfire and further entrench someone’s beliefs. -Facebook

Meanwhile, the fact-checkers themselves happen to be incredibly biased. Snopes - which is reportedly run by a degenerate, was dressed down by the Daily Caller in a December 2016 Exposé which contains clear examples of the organization's liberal bias, flat out lies, and the individual opinions of the militantly liberal fact checkers who love insulting conservatives

Meanwhile, Politifact is riddled with propaganda and known for several instances of bias. They're also funded by a Clinton Foundation donor

The Daily Caller points to an instance in which Google's third-party "fact-checking" organization was flat wrong. 

 

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The Robert Mueller fact check (pictured above) is a case in point for Google’s new feature.

Ostensibly trying to sum up the crux of the post, the third-party “fact-checking” organization says the “claim” in a DC article that special Counsel Robert Mueller is hiring people that “are all Hillary Clinton supporters” is misleading, if not false.

The problem is that TheDC’s article makes no such claim. Their cited language doesn’t even appear in the article. Worse yet, there was no language trying to make it seem that the investigation into the Trump administration and Russia is entirely comprised of Clinton donors. The story simply contained the news: Mueller hired a Hillary Clinton donor to aid the investigation into President Donald Trump.

Still, the Washington Post gave the claim, which came from Trump himself, its official “Three Pinocchios” rating. The method applies to several other checks. Claims concocted or adulterated by someone outside the TheDC are attributed to TheDC, in what appears to be a feature that only applies to conservative sites. -Daily Caller

Liberally-biased Snopes gives the Daily Caller a "mixture" of truth rating after claiming the outlet reported that "a transgender woman raped a young girl in a women's bathroom because bills were passed..." when in fact the article in question makes no mention of a bill or any form of legislation - and in fact simply makes a straightforward report of a disturbing incident originally reported elsewhere. 

With conservative outlets under attack by questionable "fact-checking" organizations while liberal websites remain "unjudged," one has to wonder how long it will be before lawsuits begin to fly.