Wednesday, June 28, 2006

 

Google Still Regards Indymedia as News

A Google News Search for Indymedia provides a damning list of the Indymedia sites and the articles therein which Google currently regards as credible, legitimate news sites.

Here's some news for Google: Indymedia is completely unrestricted. That means, anybody can post anything to Indymedia. The material is not fact-checked nor corrected. The publisher is not accountable and as a news source it is simply not credible.

It is however, massively racist, antisemitic and demonstrably libellous. So much of the content is not even "news" but recycled, dated propaganda copied verbatim on numerous sites.

Is this what Google considers appropriate as a 'news source'? If so, how low is the bar actually set?

Google's Corporate Philosophy, Point 10, "Great just isn't good enough" stands in grave doubt as long as Indymedia is considered good enough. Hell, even material that isn't good enough for Indymedia is good enough for Google.

Google continues to discredit itself.

Comments:
I finally stopped using Google about a month ago. I search with Dogpile now.
 
Here's some news for Google: Indymedia is completely unrestricted. That means, anybody can post anything to Indymedia.

This is pretty much the same phenomenon with blogs, yet Google News accepts many blogs as news. So where do you draw the line?
 
While I don’t speak for all of Indymedia Watch, I personally do not feel any blog should be taken as news. Blogs are essentially editorials. Editorials are not news. That is why they are restricted to certain portions of a newspaper (in theory).
 
but hey
why 'antizionists still calling google a 'zionist site' ?
 
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