Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Google removes Holocaust denying website from top search results.

Courtesy of Digital Trends:  

After facing considerable backlash over its most popular product, Search, Google has made some major changes. 

Earlier this week, we reported that the first result for a query in the U.K. on whether the Holocaust happened claimed it did not — and that the result was returned from a white supremacist website. Now, Google has changed its algorithm to remove that result (and other denial sites) altogether. 

This is an improvement over a previous fix, which simply bumped the search result down a bit in popularity. Now, it appears to be completely gone. Of course, it’s unclear how lasting a fix this is, and this certainly won’t be the only problematic query (with even more problematic search results) Google will have to reckon with. 

Here is how Google explained how they are making the search engine more accurate and less antisemitic.

When “non-authoritative information” ranks high in its results, the company says it develops scaleable and automated methods to fix the problem, “rather than manually removing these one by one.” 

“We recently made improvements to our algorithm that will help surface more high quality, credible content on the web,” the spokesperson said. “We’ll continue to change our algorithms over time in order to tackle these challenges.” 

Well good for Google. Returning results that are based in facts instead of propaganda is the first step toward moving us away from fake news and news.

And for those who want their news with a slight racist or antisemitic bent, I guess there is always Bing.

(Of course I'm just joking, I'm sure Bing is also interested in providing fact based content as well. Seriously, does anybody actually use Bing?)


  1. Anonymous5:27 AM

    El Dumbass is trashing President Obama on Twitter this morning. Claims it isn't a smoith transition because of "roadblocks" and "inflammatory comments". WTF is he even talking about?!

  2. Anonymous6:06 AM

    Good move on google's part to bit bucket the idiots denying facts.

    Relevant to same subject, the C4Pee site is still down as someone apparently hacked/whacked it yesterday.

    Couldn't happen to a more delusional ship of fools still sending money to a hateful racist fearmonger named $tupid $arah

    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      Heh heh, says it's "down for maintenance". Riiiiiight.

  3. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Gallup: Strange Bedfellows>

  4. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Yes, I use Bing as my primary search engine. It doesn't track you like Google does.

  5. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Poe's Law< good read:

  6. Not so sure that's a permanent fix.

    First, they take money for search results. If you pay, your website ranks higher on the search results.

    Second, the search results are also based in part on "hits". So all the nazis have to do is make sure their followers hit their website a LOT to increase it's chances in a search result.

    Third. This is somewhat lazy on the part of Google. While it is a great interim fix, they should still be manually deleting this sites from their search results.

  7. Be careful what you wish for. The same technology developed to filter out objectionable content can also be used for censorship and to suppress dissent.

    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      Exactly, 5:48. Watch out for Netanyahu, Israelis, and stupid American neocons to take liberties in abusing Palestinians and other goyim because of, you know, "the Holocaust". And yes, Sarah Palin and that six-pound star of Remphan she always wears around her neck tops the list of these Israel-firsters. So is Donald "Make Israel Great Again" Trump.


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