Google has a lot to answer for with their news and data results, but at least it is not as biased as other media sources. I am sure they will give us a fair report, and I would love to see as much unbiased and reliable news as possible.
Google still uses its own newswire service, and sometimes their bias is quite obvious. In order to obtain information from the newswire, you submit a “feed” file, which makes it possible for Google to filter out and downplay stories that don’t fit into the newswire’s own criteria. Google’s algorithm is much more “user-friendly” though, and they are quite willing to allow you to submit your own news.
Google, for all the times they have been accused of being biased, have actually proven themselves to be quite fair. Google News is, as any news outlet should be, independent and truthful. Google is not in fact biased towards any particular news outlet.
The Google News algorithm, as it were, is made up of many pieces. One piece of the algorithm is the “News Feed”, where the articles that Google decides to show you are ranked. This is the first point that you can see on the video above. The second point is “Community Guidelines”, which is where Google’s rules are posted.
These rules are as varied as Googles algorithm, and you shouldn’t believe them all. A good part of the guidelines is that the Google News algorithm has to be fair. This means that you can’t be banned for something that Google didn’t like or something that Google didn’t think you were doing. As the video above points out, you can’t be banned for something that Google thought you were doing.
The video above makes a good point about the Community Guidelines, because there are a few things that you cant be banned for. These things include things like bad grammar or not using proper punctuation. Of course the first point is a bit tricky because while you can’t be banned for something that is against Google News, you can’t be banned for something that Google doesn’t like. You cant be banned for something that Google doesn’t like either.
And it turns out that we arent banned for anything. We are banned for something that Google doesnt like. Because that would be, well, Google.
We are banned for something that Google doesnt like, Google News. Google News is a very powerful site that allows you to read the latest news from around the world. Just a few days ago we were banned from Google News for something that Google News would never ban you from. We were banned for an article and Google News didnt ban us because we violated its guidelines about the kind of things that it deems to be news.
To be fair, Google News just happens to be run by Google and uses its algorithm. Google doesnt ban anyone for any reason. It has a pretty big and very strict definition of what is news.
That is the thing that is so confusing to me, not just about the ban, but about the whole idea of Google News.