http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html#.VPL9osNYyQn 20 August 2014 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 … The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings.
Note: Rigging the game to support your corporate friends, huh Google? What sites will be used to fact-check, wikipedia? Snopes.com…jaw drop! Google’s Knowledge Vault could become a huge Garbage In Garbage Out knowledge base of vaccines good good, vitamin C bad, GMO good, organic foods BAD. You have to wonder and be amazed at the refusal to allow nutritional and health choice.
The very simple and obvious resolution is an OPEN and PUBLIC debate on the efficacy and safety of vaccines.
This OPEN and PUBLIC discussion will NEVER happen because the vaccine industry has a flimsy hold on the belief of the safety and efficacy of their product.
The mere fact that google seeks to alter its algorithm which has been a key part of its success and dominance over Bing and Yahoo indicates the collusion of this company and its peers over a single issue – vaccines.
That the issue of vaccines goes beyond just profit is clearer. There is a strong ideological push to maintain vaccines as a tool, which depends on an uninformed and unaware global populace.
As a blogger I am pleased by google showing its hand, next time we cannot expect a public declaration. It will simply change its ranking method.
Google rigging or censoring the search results is NOW a self confessed FACT!