GOOGLE WARNS READER ABOUT FAKE NEWS STORIES: WHERE DOES THIS LEAD?

Posted on November 20, 2016

1


Heatst: “While Facebook grapples with how to solve its “fake news” problem, two people have created extensions for Google Chrome that flag sites that they believe produce bogus stories on a regular basis.”

For anyone unfamiliar with Chrome extensions, they are programs you can download within the Chrome browser that serve various purposes. For example, the AdBlocker extension is incredibly popular as it blocks almost every annoying ad on the Internet.
The first fake news extension, dubbed by creator Daniel Sieradski the “B.S. Detector,” was created shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said fake news was hard to identify and didn’t really have an effect on the election. It flags articles from sites with questionable sources and appears to be relatively unbiased (for example, InfoWars and Occupy Democrats both have their sites listed and they are on opposite sides…)
.”

Fake news is anyone making fun of libs, jokes about the success of ObamaCare, great jobs, control of radical Islamic terrorism, roaring economy…

Warnings not to read stories? Where does that lead? Government decides what one can/cannot read?

.


Heatst: Two New Google Chrome Extensions Warn You When You’re Reading ‘Fake News’

Advertisements
Posted in: News, Politics