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Google removes controversial search results on the Holocaust

Google removes controversial search results on the Holocaust

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Google shows no longer controversial websites as users search for the Holocaust.

The techgigant has websites removed from the search results that claim the Holocaust never occurred. A spokesperson for Google tells Digital Trends that the underlying algorithm of the search engine is changed.

“Recently, We’ve been, our algorithm improved, to ensure that more high-quality and credible content higher up,” said the spokesman. “We will continue our algorithms on term change to solve problems.”

 

One web site where the Holocaust was denied, was earlier this month at the top of the search results of the company. Earlier adjustments in the Google algorithm meant that such sites lower in the results were shown. Now are these sites completely disappeared.

The zoekbedrijf says is not going to be to controversial results one by one to delete. Instead, the company wants to ensure that non-confirmed information is automatically less good scores in the zoekoverzicht.

Nepnieuws

The controversy surrounding the Holocaust-page of search results while techgigant Facebook is under fire over nepnieuws. According to the critics, was Facebook widely used during the American elections to nepberichten about candidates to spread.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised in november to do against nepnieuws on its website, but denied the impact on the elections. According to him, the vast majority of the messages displayed on Facebook authentic. Both Google and Facebook advertising is no longer on the websites that nepnieuws spread.

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