Google’s new Fact-Check operates just like Orwell’s 1984 ‘ministry of truth’

Google’s new Fact-Check operates just like Orwell’s 1984 ‘ministry of truth’, by Mark Hodges.

Search engine and social media giant Google has added a new feature offering outside evaluations of news reporting.

All well and good — everyone believes in honest journalism — except Google’s highlighted “fact-checking” appears to only target conservative news media, not liberal ones. Worse, Google creates fact “claims” it attributes to sites which those sites never made. Furthermore, Google uses liberal “fact-checkers” to determine the validity of conservative-based news reports. …

The new Google fact-checker section, called “Reviewed Claims,” appears in a large sidebar, along with information about the news outlet, including typical topics it covers. …

Right-leaning media such as the Daily Caller, Breitbart, the Daily Wire, the Blaze, Gateway Pundit, and WorldNet Daily have the “Reviewed Claims” section when “googled.” The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Newsweek, the Hill, Real Clear Politics, the New York Post, the Nation, and Time all appear with the information sidebar but without any critical analysis.

Even openly liberal sites, such as Think Progress, the Guardian, Vox, Vanity Fair, Alternet, Gizmodo, Slate, Vice, Mother Jones, Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, and MSNBC are all given a pass.

And Google never questions the claims of homosexual agenda-driven news. The Advocate, the Washington Blade, Gay Star News, OUT magazine, Instinct, and Queerty all have no “Reviewed Claims.” …

Some media are even given preferential treatment. The Washington Post, Politico, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times have info sidebars an “Awards” received section where the critical “fact-checking” would be. …

It’s no secret that Google uses agenda-driven “fact-checking” sites like PolitiFact, ClimateFeedback, and Snopes, to “disprove” conservative claims. …

Ben Alonzo of ULTRA TechLife puts it succinctly: “Snopes is good for debunking outlandish urban myths, but it is biased junk for far too many other things, especially politics, history, and current events.” The CEO of the fact-checker which claims to be “transparent” has been accused of fraud and lying. …

Google has a history of exerting its liberal bias to influence the masses and transform cultures. The internet superpower came out against the Defense of Marriage Act and opposed Proposition 8 on natural marriage. It even launched a worldwide campaign to spread the gay agenda in any country it deemed “homophobic,” such as Christian Poland. …

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump, argues that tech companies like Google and Facebook should be regulated, like utility companies are.

hat-tip Stephen Neil