ROFLMAO! Yep! That sums up Facebook Fact-Checkers pretty damn aptly. They’re little to nothing but a bunch of often corrupt and/or biased 3rd-Party “fact-checkers” combined with the Far-Left-Leaning in-house fact-checking team – both of which are periodically overruled by either the sales teams (due to the value of ads placed) or upper management (due to poltical pressure).
Yeah! Honestly, it’s like that. Certain sorts seem to love to tell Americans to check their facts and then, as supposed evidence, present articles from CNN or other Lamestream Media sources as evidence that the Americans are wrong.
And, of course, those Lamestream Media sources are so very careful about their fact-checking. They very much don’t want to tell something that the Leftists’ magisterium has decried as blasphemous or heretical. The cost to them would be too high.
Then, we must accept that this problem of “alternative facts” will continue. After all, Americans and the sorts who tend to vote Democrat don’t even have the same definition for many things.
Yeah, math seems to be hard for far-left wingnut, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with most other pursuits normally considered appropriate for public consumption. But she thinks that utterly and completely unimportant because she’s “morally right.” Well, more like morally Left since her ethos seems centered firmly upon taking from the makers in order to give it to the ever-covetous takers.
But then, this doesn’t really make Orcasio-Cortez and standout among her sort. This lack of concern for facts is the norm for their sort.
Fact: Hillary Is Not a Crook
So many people conflate facts with truth, ignoring that facts have contexts and limits that do not always, or even often, align with greater truths. For example, Hillary Clinton is not a criminal or crook; that is a fact. She has not been charged with, much less convicted of, any crime. Hence, the fact is that she not a criminal since criminal is a term constrained by the context of legalism. The truth is so obviously otherwise though.
I would say that the question of the 2016 Presidential election devolves whether or not the voters care more for truth than facts, but that statement would be neither factual nor true. Hillary’s supporters don’t care about her criminality or anything beyond her core platform.
Google modifies, tweaks, and just plain changes its search algorithm on a regular basis, most often to disrupt the effectiveness of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts. Now, however, a Google research team is trying to change the algorithm, to measure the “trustworthiness” of a page, rather than its reputation across the web.
The system – which is has not yet gone live – counts the number of “incorrect” facts within a page to determine its ranking in search results instead of its reputation or popularity, as measured by incoming links, across the web.
Google – The Internet’s Gatekeeper
This, of course, begs the questions of whose facts? Whose truths? Who will decide what is innacurate and, hence, to be downlisted and effectively censored by Google?
Google’s answers are that facts that the web unanimously agrees upon are considered to be a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that dissent from this consensus by containing contradictory information are to be bumped down the rankings, effectively censoring them by removing them from the bulk of the web’s users.
So, insofar as the internet’s greatest gatekeeper, Google is concerned, consensus reality will be the only reality. And, of course, Google will be the arbiter of that consensus.
I guess, if Google’s plan is allowed to be implemented, nobody will read where you wrote, “And yet it moves.“
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