Google could launch an effort to keep trolls and bad information at bay, with a program that would rank websites according to veracity, and sort results according to those rankings. Currently, the search engine ranks pages according to popularity, which means that pages containing unsubstantiated celebrity gossip or conspiracy theories, for example, show up very high.
Truth be known, we already have Web of Trust for this. But it’s often labeling quality sites just because rightwing users don’t like them and report them. So hopefully Google will have a better idea in how to implement it. Personally, I’m laughing at the anti-science crowd’s panic.
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