By Aaron Kesel
Google continues to make George Orwell’s book 1984 a reality by censoring free speech and free flow of information.
On July 27, 2017 Google updated their quality raters guidelines.
The latest update to its rating guidelines brings many changes, but the biggest are focused on conspiracy theory websites and query results in the non-English language and satirical pages that don’t make it clearly known they are satire.
Months before, Google updated their guidelines for raters twice – once on May 11, 2017 with some smaller changes, and then again on March 14th with bigger controversial changes classifying what “offensive, upsetting, inaccurate and hateful web pages,” defines.
The new guidelines giving a search giant so much control over the free flow of information is extremely worrying.
The guidelines instruct raters to directly confront “unsubstantiated conspiracy theories” by looking for a source that debunked them, The Sem Post
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