Google plans to offer “fact check” for news.google.com

Source: Labeling fact-check articles in Google News

It appears they will add links to sources that might help to check if items in the news story are true or false.

That this needs to be done says something about news reporting 🙂

I am having a difficult time seeing how “fact checking” would work on stories like this, this and this, which we showed, were incorrectly reported initially, and in some cases, led to the creation of “false” facts.

President Obama also said this week, ““There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,” Obama added.”

and “Obama said democracy require[s] citizens to be able to sift through lies and distortions.”

Truthiness is defined as “a quality characterizing a “truth” that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively “from the gut” or because it “feels right” without regard to evidence,logic, intellectual examination, or facts

Do Obama’s lies about the Affordable Care Act fit into “basic truthiness tests”?

These comments were followed by  CNN’s Chris Cuomo telling us we should not think for ourselves but let the media tell us what to think.

Does anything here look like propaganda messaging to you?

 

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