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Friday, November 24, 2017

Russia slams Google over its plans to de-rank news from the country


By The Next Web, Nov. 23, 2017

Earlier this week, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt noted that Google would soon start de-ranking content from Kremlin-owned publications on its News platform, as they’ve been known to spread misinformation and propaganda.

In an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, Schmidt said:

We’re working on detecting this kind of scenario … and de-ranking those kinds of sites. It’s basically RT and Sputnik. We’re well aware and we’re trying to engineer the systems to prevent it.
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