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Comment Re:Politics aside for a moment. (Score 1) 538

I'll be the outlier then, this was a stupid, arrogant thing to do, especially since Sarah Palin has been busted for the same thing in recent memory.

That being said, it's still not anywhere near enough to make me vote for anyone the GOP has trotted out thus far.

And please don't bring up 3rd parties, last time I voted a 3rd party was in 2000 (in Florida) & we ended up with GWB for two terms.

Never again. Better to change a party from the inside.


Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links 375

wabrandsma writes about Google's new system for ranking the truthfulness of a webpage. "Google's search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them. Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. 'A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy,' says the team. The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score. The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings."

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