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Google starts flagging offensive content in search results by Phyllis Shittingford - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:31:17 EST ID:bVaUMN7o No.389500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>With growing criticism over misinformation in search results, Google is taking a harder look at potentially "upsetting" or "offensive" content, tapping humans to aid its computer algorithms to deliver more factually accurate and less inflammatory results.
>The humans are Google's 10,000 independent contractors who work as what Google calls quality raters. They are given searches based on real queries to score the results, and they operate based on guidelines provided by Google.
>On Tuesday they were handed a new one: to hunt for "Upsetting-Offensive" content such as hate or violence against a group of people, racial slurs or offensive terminology, graphic violence including animal cruelty or child abuse or explicit information about harmful activities such as human trafficking, according to guidelines posted by Google.
>The goal: to steer people with queries such as "did the Holocaust happen" to trustworthy websites and not to websites that engage in falsehoods or hate speech.

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Priscilla Fuckingwell - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:45:48 EST ID:SV4eH2hC No.389501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Doesn't startpage pull the same results as google, just anonymized? get your shit together op.
Sidney Punnerkatch - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:06:54 EST ID:sUBj56yv No.389511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Private company. Don't like it? Don't use Google.
Lillian Saddlewater - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:56:32 EST ID:NY3ouz89 No.389512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You think that's bad...

Wait until your IP provider starts collecting 'targeting advertising data' and sees 420chan and sells that data to law enforcement.
Archie Pickbanks - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:35:33 EST ID:MqC/+Wc8 No.389513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Implying Google isn't a corporate branch of the government.
Nigel Bunman - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:03:40 EST ID:Ta8rvEqQ No.389514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is obviously misdirection to steer people away from learning the truth about google's involvement in the holocaust and their plans to clone hitler. it's all part of a centuries long plot predating their involvement in the tech sector to conquer the world under the flag of "googlegov" and a single race of googolians. which is mostly white people from california.
Soviet Psychonaut - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:14:48 EST ID:YeZGzDdF No.389515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So who does google consider an authority on what constitutes as offensive, and why is offensive content being equated with wrongthink and false information?

This is absolutely dangerous territory to be treading. We're mere footsteps away from putting people against a wall and corrected with lead for disagreeing with what an arbitrary entity deems as appropriate thoughts with how the media at large is reacting to growing nationalism in the West.
David Devingston - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:33:37 EST ID:QK8mfsjv No.389516 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Gotta love one-dimensional turds people shit into conversations that fail to take into account any sort of nuance or the reality outside of their ideology

>corporation is spreading its tentacles into every aspect of life, positioning itself to be ominpresent and cultivating influence
>just don't use it, even though it's fucking everywhere in your daily life and you can't escape it!
Edward Crecklehood - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:08:19 EST ID:8Jh2i/ky No.389526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Algorithmic dispersing of Nazi propaganda is a pretty good idea.

Would flag again.
Edward Crecklehood - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:23:23 EST ID:8Jh2i/ky No.389527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
wtf, project much?
Soviet Psychonaut - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:57:44 EST ID:2TfYxlWB No.389537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not trying to project. All am saying is the media using "fake news" as a legitimate argument, google doing this, and Facebook already selling out people with right wing ideals to the german government, etc., is very dangerous regardless of your own political leanings. The internet in general has become a liability to those in positions of power.

It won't stop at racist and Nazi memes, and if you think so, you're very naive.
Caroline Bardwell - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:13:15 EST ID:sMjBd+5i No.389545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think it's funny that the right wing will mock people for having a victim complex and then turn around and spew this bullshit
Martha Babbleridge - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:35:11 EST ID:cBPyNYtq No.389575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think it's pretty funny how the left preaches tolerance and acceptance but demands censorship against any one they don't agree with, no matter the cost to personal freedom.
William Bozzleham - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:24:13 EST ID:sMjBd+5i No.389576 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That sounds like something the right does quite frequently.
Nathaniel Parrylidge - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:06:06 EST ID:NGFmh1BL No.389579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lets step back for a second here from the argument of left vs right and let me ask you, do you support censorship?
Sophie Turveyhall - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:07:38 EST ID:sUBj56yv No.389580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have you stopped beating your wife?
Soviet Psychonaut - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:29:47 EST ID:2TfYxlWB No.389581 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Get fucked faggot, you're the one projecting and what I'm talking has nothing to do with left vs. Right but you're too blinded by ideology to get that.
Shit Gippermet - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:19:48 EST ID:WGJCZiJE No.389583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Google is a private company. As such, they're free to optimize their search engine results however they'd like. If this were government action on a government search engine, I'd probably oppose it. But, I mean, really. Google can do whatever the fuck they want in terms of how their algorithms prioritize search results.
Nell Billingshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:54:28 EST ID:U19RSd5a No.389587 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah, and Kirt can delete every board except /cd/ and /jenk/. Just because somebody can do something doesn't mean you shouldn't oppose it.

Google is the biggest search engine in the world, it's how most people find shit. Propagandizing it isn't okay with me and I don't care if it's a private company or not.
Edwin Fuckingshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:56:06 EST ID:8Jh2i/ky No.389589 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's also prohibited to post blatant racism, other hatespeech and dox here and mods will delete it. (Not if they are anything but lax on enforcing it though).
That is basically what google is doing.

They don't want their search results to be astroturfed by fucking NAZIS, get a hold of yourself. And if they hire a bunch of people from Bangladesh or let an algorithm delete them, the end result is the same.
The only difference is the irrational fear of AI coming from crank sites. The solution: stop reading crank.
Archie Fallerdock - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:08:42 EST ID:I3FnSNZB No.389591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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'If You're Not Paying, You're The Product"

Zuckerberg covered this as well when he said as much: if you don't like the way we run Facebook, don't use it.

Now, since Google is a Publicly Traded company, you can become a shareholder and make your feelings heard at the shareholder meetings. Other than that, stop using Gmail or any Google services.
Oliver Blonderbury - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:11:27 EST ID:WQQ+NOb5 No.389592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
but this is /pol/ not /privateenterprise/

also, you oppose google by using duck duck go. their shareholders won't give a rat's ass until the bottomline starts dwindling.
Frederick Bunstone - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:18:34 EST ID:wCbmVqz0 No.389593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>Thinks when he doesn't search on google it affects their bottom line
>>Is giving advice on 'private enterprise'
Polly Honeywater - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:06:32 EST ID:N+M5jlMw No.389734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm getting old-like. I wont be able to catch all the dystopian curve balls you throw

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