Google is warning users when search results aren't reliable

midian182

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Recap: Google has to deal with many websites pushing out fake news, and when it comes to breaking stories, filtering out unreliable sources isn't easy. As such, the search engine is testing a new feature that will inform users when the results they see are changing quickly.

As reported by Recode, the feature is designed to give people more context about breaking information that's trending online. The notice is only appearing in a small percentage of searches right now, usually related to developing topics.

"It looks like these results are changing quickly," the warning reads, without blocking any sites. "If this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources."

"When anybody does a search on Google, we're trying to show you the most relevant, reliable information we can," said Danny Sullivan, a public liaison for Google Search. "But we get a lot of things that are entirely new."

Sullivan said the notice doesn't mean what users see in the results is true or fake, just that it's a changing situation and more information might arrive later. He cited a reported UFO sighting in the UK as an example.

"Someone had gotten this police report video released out in Wales, and it's had a little bit of press coverage. But there's still not a lot about it," said Sullivan. "But people are probably searching for it, they may be going around on social media — so we can tell it's starting to trend. And we can also tell that there's not a lot of necessarily great stuff that's out there. And we also think that maybe new stuff will come along."

The feature builds on previous additions to Google's platform, including one released last year that informs users when there aren't enough matches for their search. There's also the "about this result" panels that appeared in February, which use Wikipedia to show a description of a site next to the result.

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psycros

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If letting users know that something is developing (which would only require a "developing" tag) is ALL they do then its fine - perhaps even beneficial. But this the same Google that actively censored all the evidence of election fraud, the same Google that declared Biden president before a single count was finished and censored results linking to proof of George Floyd resisting arrest and being high during the time. Its the same Google that was a proud member of the election theft conspiracy as detailed in Time Magazine.
 

wiyosaya

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If letting users know that something is developing (which would only require a "developing" tag) is ALL they do then its fine - perhaps even beneficial. But this the same Google that actively censored all the evidence of election fraud, the same Google that declared Biden president before a single count was finished and censored results linking to proof of George Floyd resisting arrest and being high during the time. Its the same Google that was a proud member of the election theft conspiracy as detailed in Time Magazine.
:facepalm: Do you guys ever give up? Should Floyd have resisted arrest like you say, and I guess you have no other proof other than your claim that he did, my guess is that Chauvin would have gotten away with killing Floyd.

BTW Chauvin is being sentenced today. https://fox8.com/news/derek-chauvin...-possible-punishment-for-george-floyds-death/ So much for "he was resisting arrest" as a defense.
 

BadThad

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:facepalm: Do you guys ever give up? Should Floyd have resisted arrest like you say, and I guess you have no other proof other than your claim that he did, my guess is that Chauvin would have gotten away with killing Floyd.

BTW Chauvin is being sentenced today. https://fox8.com/news/derek-chauvin...-possible-punishment-for-george-floyds-death/ So much for "he was resisting arrest" as a defense.

If Floyd didn't resist, he'd be in jail right now. Chauvin's tactics are indefensible but he wouldn't have pinned a cooperative suspect to the ground if they guy just put his hands up and obeyed police orders.
 

duckofdeath

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If letting users know that something is developing (which would only require a "developing" tag) is ALL they do then its fine - perhaps even beneficial. But this the same Google that actively censored all the evidence of election fraud, the same Google that declared Biden president before a single count was finished and censored results linking to proof of George Floyd resisting arrest and being high during the time. Its the same Google that was a proud member of the election theft conspiracy as detailed in Time Magazine.
They didn't censor one bit of evidence as there wasn't any. In fact, the second in command of the fake news spam surrounding that election just got his license revoked and is set to be disbarred for being a pathological liar. T#### is next.
 

duckofdeath

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If Floyd didn't resist, he'd be in jail right now. Chauvin's tactics are indefensible but he wouldn't have pinned a cooperative suspect to the ground if they guy just put his hands up and obeyed police orders.
By not resisting I expect you mean, if he had not chosen a dark skin complexion at birth? It's cemented in law that Chauvin is a racist murderer. Any deflection from that reality is nonsense.
 

arrowflash

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Floyd would be dead today even if Chauvin hadn't pinned him to the ground, on Fentanyl overdose. And at least some people would have screamed racism and incompetence because the police took no action to help him.
 

wiyosaya

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Floyd would be dead today even if Chauvin hadn't pinned him to the ground, on Fentanyl overdose. And at least some people would have screamed racism and incompetence because the police took no action to help him.
:facepalm: I guess you guys just don't give up. Most medical first responders have nar-can in their tool kits. https://www.narcan.com/ and if Narcan is given in time, it can reverse a Fentanyl overdose.
 

wiyosaya

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The only nonsense is promoting criminal thugs to hero status while calling police criminals.
No one is promoting Floyd to hero status. That's your opinion, nothing else. At least we agree that Chauvin's tactics were indefensible.
If letting users know that something is developing (which would only require a "developing" tag) is ALL they do then its fine - perhaps even beneficial. But this the same Google that actively censored all the evidence of election fraud, the same Google that declared Biden president before a single count was finished and censored results linking to proof of George Floyd resisting arrest and being high during the time. Its the same Google that was a proud member of the election theft conspiracy as detailed in Time Magazine.
Election fraud. Yes, that's the ticket, or lack of ticket. 60+ court cases and NO EVIDENCE. And how many months has it been now? With still no evidence - including from Election Audits in republican controlled states like New Hampshire?? Sounds like a definite case of election fraud to me. :rolleyes: Got evidence? Better rush it to Trump so he can present it in court. :laughing:

Maybe there will be some evidence of Election Fraud in the UFO report that is due out soon. 🤣

The only massive fraud in the election was Trump himself.

Giuliani has had his law license suspended for, guess what??? Lying in those court cases.
 
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:facepalm: Do you guys ever give up? Should Floyd have resisted arrest like you say, and I guess you have no other proof other than your claim that he did, my guess is that Chauvin would have gotten away with killing Floyd.

BTW Chauvin is being sentenced today. https://fox8.com/news/derek-chauvin...-possible-punishment-for-george-floyds-death/ So much for "he was resisting arrest" as a defense.
Give up? Like you guys did for four years when President Trump was in office? The four years you all tried to claim russian collusion? The four years of TDS? Yeah, we should give up, now that you are happy with "results".
 
By not resisting I expect you mean, if he had not chosen a dark skin complexion at birth? It's cemented in law that Chauvin is a racist murderer. Any deflection from that reality is nonsense.
No, he was convicted of murder. Not of being a racist. There have been more than a few jurors that have admitted they only found him guilty because they were afraid of more rioting, not because they believed him to be guilty. Your ilk knows no limits.