Beware The Fact Checker In Google Is On The Loose!

Last Update: April 10, 2017

What Is The Fact Checker All About?

Now that it has been pointed out that there is Fake Information being broadcast, Google has taken this accusation very seriously and included a Fact Checker with Search Results.

Be advised that when you search in Google now, your search will fall under any of the following 3 Categories:

Mostly True

False

Pants On Fire


Most people are asking the question, "What IS Fake News, or Fake Information?"

Well the definition in Wikipedia reveals quite a stir!

Take a look:



My advice to you would be, make sure the information you post is as accurate as you can ever hope it to be when you post on your website.

It has also been mentioned that the company that decides what falls in the 3 categories mentioned above, had been deemed to be inaccurate.

Proceed with caution and be wisely advised!

Your thoughts and comments - what do you think?

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SamiWilliams Premium
Scams come in all shapes and sizes. As does the policing of these situations. Common sense is one of the God-given tools we have to use in such situations.
Thanks for the warning,
Sami
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TopAchiever Premium
I agree, but we need to be more vigil than ever before and test whatever we are being fed to prove it's not just a ruse.
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leighnih Premium
Good to know! Thanks!
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Marcus1978 Premium
How can we know this news itself not a lie?

Who fact checks the fact checkers? And who fact checks the people who fact check the fact checkers? And who check them too?

How do I even know the world is real?
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TopAchiever Premium
Well said Marcus...
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GlenPalo Premium
I prefer to get my news from ProPublica. It may not be current, but it is thorough.
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Marcus1978 Premium
Several years ago I went through a phase of not getting any news. I ignored all of it for a while. I think I was calmer and happier then. Also, nothing bad happened to me as a result of not knowing what was going on.

News has become a form of entertainment these days. I'm sure we don't need to know at least 90% of it.
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks for the tip on where to get better informed news
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TopAchiever Premium
I have to agree with you Marcus.

Personally, I think the media is created to brainwash people into a uniformity of sorts....
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Marcus1978 Premium
You don't HAVE to agree with me, but you can if you want to ;-)
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JulietAA Premium
What on earth!
If google is doing this, why can't they do it right!
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divadejunk Premium
I appreciate the information. I do wonder what falls in the "pants on fire" category -- I'll strive for that one!!! :D
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rosieM Premium
Good to know.....thank you!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Yes, Google is using Politifact and Snopes; 2 of the most fakiest of all of them!
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks for the confirmation Mickey! :-)
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