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Google “Fact Checks” Conservative Sites, Ignores Left-Wing Counterparts

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It’s been a bad week for Google in terms of its public perception as an apolitical search engine that does not favor certain ideas over others. Not only has the tech giant been sued by former engineer James Damore for creating a culture that penalizes conservative thought inside the company but its new fact-checking feature is being widely criticized for its nearly-exclusive tilt towards refuting conservative websites. The Daily Caller ran a powerful feature story this week outlining the blatant biases of the new fact-checking system, noting that while Google is “now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results, no prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.”

Probably just an oversight, eh? Oh wait, no, we forget: “Reality has a liberal bias.” In other words, the left never lies, the right always does, thus what else can you expect from a fact-checking program?

From the Daily Caller:

Not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”

Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”

In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.

We can’t say we’re particularly surprised that Google would immediately demonstrate a bias against conservative media, but this isn’t the kind of problem we can just dismiss with a, “Well, what did you really expect?” Google and Facebook, thanks to their combined domination over the total internet user universe, must be held to a higher standard that your average company.

Yes, they have the legal right to tailor their services in any way they deem fit, but their position of influence demands of them a greater degree of responsibility. They have become the ultimate gatekeepers in the online era, and it’s on the public to keep them honest. We question the need for a built-in fact checking service in the first place, but if Google (or Facebook) is going to employ one, they need to damn well make sure it doesn’t become just another ideological tool for liberals.

  • Cadfael

    Scroogle bringing to America what it helped communist China implement for its citizens previously. What about the fingered Hillary internet search results from 2016 – will they finally “fact check” those – Nah! Bias Accomplished! Key Mission Impossible Soundtrack!

  • allenhip
    • Pamela Sue Therrien

      oddly enough the kkk and “Nazi ” policy or Socialism is clearly more aligned to our current Pseudo Democrats

      • KingDon

        The Nazi party was, after all, The National Socialist Party. No difference between the Democrat/Progressive Party and the NSP.

        • socialsavvy

          The Nazi Party was and IS a very extreme group of people who do not believe in ruling by voting of anyone but them. You have no right to consider them with the Democratic Party. They belong to you.

          • KingDon

            No, actually they belong to George Soros and other large donation supporters – same as any major political party.

  • disqus_tKlEuAw2uq

    To the actors, singers, musicians on stage:
    SHUT UP AND SING/ACT/PLAY!
    Stick to the script. Remember your place. You are here to ENTERTAIN. If you were here in any other capacity, you would be getting paid for THAT! We paid our hard earned money to see you sing/act/play. If we were interested in anything else from you, we would let you know. Thankfully, you are NOT getting paid what your own opinions are worth in a political sense!(Who could live on that?)
    You want to be a politician? Get the names on the petition. Put your money where your mouth is! Get somebody to vote for you! Instead, and until then, SHUT UP AND SING/ACT/PLAY!

    • Dee

      I for one am BOYCOTTING HOLLYWOOD ! NO MORE GOING TO MOVIES OR EVEN BUYING DVDS ETC !! I urge all to JOIN THE BOYCOTT !!

      • deerflyguy

        Hollywood has already taken a hit, much like the NFL and it’s anti America campaign! From a personal standpoint, I make an effort to learn the political leaning of most actors, and if left, I boycott them and their work, and give not one cent of my hard earned money to them or their causes! I never used to do this. it wasn’t necessary. Now, being left of center is much the same as being a communist/socialist, and i’m not about to help my country take that path!

        • Tim

          I AGREE with that Deerflyguy!

        • SNUFFER

          TOTALLY AGREED – EVEN I DON’T WATCH NONE OF THEIR FANTASY BS. IT IS MY OPINION THAT THESE ACTORS AND THE PRODUCERS OF THESE DAYTIME SOAPS SHOULD BE SHOOT FOR INFLUENCING OR INFECTING THE MINDS OF THE EVERYDAY HOUSEWIFE OR WIFE. THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE THESE STORY LINE AND THEN THINK THE MEN IN THEIR LIVES ARE TURDS BECAUSE MOST OF US AN’T AFFORD TO JET SET ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE LAVISH HOMES OVER LOOKING THE WORLD. IT IS AN ADDICTION TO SOME WOMEN – IT PUTS IDEAS IN THEIR MINDS TO DO THINGS THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO A COUPLE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS. THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE THEY ARE REALLY MISSING OUT OF SOME SHIT PORTRAYED ON THESE MADE UP SOUND STAGES IN SOME SHITHOLE PART OF LA AND NY. I’M FINALLY GETTING MY WIFE TO UNDERSTAND THEY GET THEM ON THE VERGE OF FIGURING OUT THE PLOT AND THESE ASSHOLES CHANGE IT AND THESE WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS JUST FREAK OUT. THEN THEY CALL A FRIEND AND THE FIRST THING OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS DID YOU SEE WHAT HELENA OR JORGE DID TO MISTY WHEN SHE BENT OVER THE BED TO FIX THE SHEETS FOR THE NEXT GO ROUND BETWEEN THE SHEET- THEN THEY GO TO TELL EACH OTHER WHAT THEY WOULD OF DONE AND WHAT IF AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THIS CORRUPTS A PERSON MIND WITH PEOPLE BEHIND THESE CARDBOARD SET SCREWING WITH THEIR AUDIENCES PHYSIC IMAGES OF THESE ACTORS. WHY DO THESE WOMEN PUT THESE HIGH PAID ACTORS OR PROSTITUTES – ACTORS DO THE SAME THING AS PROSTITUTES DO AND THAT IS ANYTHING THEY ARE PAID TO DO.

          • socialsavvy

            You do not know what you are talking about, but it is your right to talk. So is it every other persons.

          • SNUFFER

            YOUR HOOKED ON THEM JUST LIKE MOST OF THE HOUSEWIVES THAT WATCH THIS GARBAGE DURING THE DAY. MOST OF THEM ARE HOURS LONG- AND THERE ARE ABOUT 4 THAT CAN BE WATCHED DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MORNING AND DAY. THEN WHEN THE HUSBANDS COME HOME AND FIND THE SAME DOG BONE IN THE VERY PLACE AS WHEN IT LEFT FOR WORK- KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHILE HE IS MAKING A LIVING ON HIS PART. HER PART IS TO ALSO MAKE LIVING POSSIBLE WHILE HE IS AT WORK. HER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES IS THE SAME THING AS HIS DUTIES AS THE BREAD WINNER AWAY FROM HOME! THE PRODUCERS OF THIS GARBAGE MAKE IT SO BELIEVABLE THE HOUSEWIFE CAN’T BUT THINK ABOUT THEIR LIVES. THIS STUFF IS ADDICTING !!

        • socialsavvy

          Being right of center makes you a Nazi! I am not about to help my country take that path.

          • deerflyguy

            Kiss my a$$ you liberal socialist bast-rd!
            My father fought the Nazis during WWII, and you are one extra stupid moron for even suggesting that I, or anyone right of center has anything to do with Nazism!

          • Volarekathy99

            Not so! And I am tired of people comparing Pres. Trump to Hitler. Pres. Trump has not rounded up anybody to put them into concentration camps to be killed; he has not attacked other nations to try take them over, as Hitler did to Belgium, Holland, France, Czecoslavakia, Poland, Russia, & others. Neville Chamberlain’s “land for peace” deal did not work, which brought the amazing statesman Winston Churchill to the fore.

      • Tim

        I will boycott the ones that run their mouths that a promise!!!!

      • SNUFFER

        i had no use for their made up fantasy world that made them million and billionaires. its basically all fake bs made up in some turds warped mind. reality is the best way to deal with problems that arise- this is why the left and the democommies don’t care for our president dj trump. HE IS THE BEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF SLICED BREAD TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK BEING NUMBER ONE AND NOT APOLOGIZING FOR THINGS AND TO THESE SHIT HOLE COUNTRY’S THAT DON’T MEAN A HILL OF SHIT IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS TODAY. I HOPE HE GETS PISSED AT THESE ASSHOLE JUDGES IN THE 9TH CIRCUIT AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS AND SLAP A GIANT LAWSUIT AGAINST THEIR BIASED JUDGEMENT OF THE ISSUES. IF THEY CAN’T SEEM TO PLAY BALL RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE STRIPE THEN GET THEIR ASSES GONE!!

    • deerflyguy

      They might be very good at singing/acting/etc., but when they become political, they do far more than simply show their bias. They shoot themselves in the foot, and at the very least usually alienate half of their fans! Sometimes, they even commit professional suicide and completely ruin their careers. How dumb is that? What person would follow the lead of someone who is stupid enough to ruin their own career?

      • socialsavvy

        Not all actors are stupid. In fact many, many are very knowledgeable regarding politics.

    • John W.H.

      Or they can just fall through their ass , and hang themselves, no body would miss any of them !!

    • socialsavvy

      When many of the actors whom you speak of, and the singers etc. speak, it isn’t what you want to hear so they need to keep their mouth’s shut. And that is your view of what America should be about. These people whom you discriminate against are just as right to hold forth with their opinions as any other Americans. Would you have said that to Ronnie Reagan? Oh, NO. He was Republican and the greatest. But that was different. One does not have to be an occupational politician to have a political position on points of interest to our lives. It is important to do all one can do to influence the opinions of these politicians, and if you are a movie star or a truck driver, you have that right. THAT IS AMERICA.

      • Volarekathy99

        Freedom should not mean that only the opinions of the left should count, and no one else’s. Liberals should realize that socialism will make America a much poorer country. When you take away jobs & send them to other countries, and tax the workers more and more for give away programs, you increase the poverty level of the United States. The socialist countries of the world do not have as high a standard of living as the US.

  • GuardianFlame

    Google, for shame being so one sided about who has the right to express their opinions. Google execs – take a look around at what is happening to those liberals who mistakenly thought the World “loved them and their remarks”.

    ★★We DO NOT LOVE LIBS THAT ONLY CHOOSE ONE SIDE OF AN ARGUMENT INSTEAD OF COVERING BOTH SIDES EQUALLY! ★★

    In case you haven’t noticed, but the Right IS CLEANING UP AMERICA, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY OR DO – which can also include your website. Best to revise your agenda to be more balanced before you and your website end up on the cutting floor of a new and more balanced run Internet. Just think about it and wipe that sleep out of your eyes. A new day is dawning in the U.S. and it will not have room for any unbalanced reporting by Liberal supporting sites. Just saying…

    • socialsavvy

      The “right” is cleaning up America! Isn’t that special. I think yo need to look into your own eyes and get the pole out of it before you try to see to take the sliver out of the “rights eyes”. You may think you know what everyone else wants, but you are the minority and not right.

      • GuardianFlame

        I do NOT know what everyone wants, but I do see a heavy Leftist Media that is trying to influence instead of just reporting!

        How good is your U.S. History socialSavvy? Because if you will review the past several decades Administrations, you will see a pattern emerging that shows for every “clueless” off the charts liberal administration, there is a following Conservative Administration that literally “cleans up the mess” of the Leftist administration. That is why America has been a successful Nation – Leftists don’t last long – Thank God – and it takes diehard Conservatives to clean up the lib’s mess and put our Country back in Working order! Go ahead, do the research. You will see exactly what I said. Most people are too lazy to actually research this, so I’ll save you some time. I’m a retired high school teacher and History/American Government was one of my students favorite classes.

        Life patterns repeat themselves socialSavvy – in individual’s lives, weather patterns, federal government administrations. Any astute individual would know that. So when I said I do not know what everyone wants exactly, but I see the same old pattern emerging of bad choices by one liberal administration and the next Conservative Administration cleaning up the previous one’s mistakes, it’s because that is what actually happened. It’s happening whether you like it or not…and will continue to happen for the next few years.

        And, most of the people I blog with or discuss issues have a higher education – and they are in total agreement with my previous blog. Perhaps you are on an island by yourself or just forgot to actually listen to the replies around you…you may have missed a few good points because as most Libs do, they are so wrapped up in their own heads about “their” issues, that no one else is heard over their own brain chatter. Don’t take that personally, it seems to be a “Party” thing.

      • Doug Meyers

        Too Funny! Your SJW talking points are Hilarious. You may want to stick to Liberal blogs like Mother Jones or Politico where Sheepoles like you are appreciated and Lauded. 😉

        • Mr_Constitution

          I agree, Doug.

    • Mr_Constitution

      When I drift to the right of Atilla, the Hun, my wife usually tells me so. As an engineer all my life (now 74) I’ve probably heard about most everything. Our community is fairly well balanced, although there are a preponderance of East-Coasters who thought they could move to Western NC and impose their “Pinko-Commie ideas on our community. Engineers, throughout their lives are primed to use science (facts) to make points or they are not taken seriously.
      I point to the subject of global warming as an example. I noticed that Al Gore has been unusually quit of late. Could it reflect on the fact that we’ve been freezing our tushes off for weeks now?

      • GuardianFlame

        My first job was working as a secretary to two Engineers at Beckman Instruments, a company that developed Scientific Instruments like the Spectrometer, an instrument that could telk the age of any artifact. It was so interesting to watch it work!
        It took me a while to get to know my bosses, one was studious and quiet and the other lived at the beach and surfed. I loved them both because they were so smart, U was constantly asking them scientific questions! Which, God love them, they always took time to explain telling me I should have become an engineer myself. They were wonderful people!!

        I know what you are saying about how the Left is trying to convince the Right that the Left’s ideas are better. By my experience after talking with friends, acquaintenances, family etc., I believe the Left makes lots of noise about things that just aren’t true. They are a bunch of highly emotional children demanding that the World turn their way – especially after Hillary lost the election. They refuse to accept that Americans have chosen a different path that does not recognise anything they do as being good for our Country. I believe the Left has forgotten the power of the “silent majority” that elected Presudent Trump because they continually spout off abt what our President does.
        It’s been a difficult road for P.T., but one he promised to take for the Americsn people – that’s why they elected a nonpolitical person – to get things done. And he’s doing that! Just try to ignore the ranting and raving of the Left because he isn’t being gentle about removing their illegally gained legislations.

        I love your cimment about Attila the Hun! My spouse was born in Hungary and his family fled during the Russian occupation when ha was a toddler. Scary going through the dark forest full of Russian troops, trying to keep a tired cranky toddler from crying. But their 4 children, 2 parents and an aunt and uncle made it to safety snd all came to the U.S. and went through our immigration regulations to become U.S. Citizens – the right way!

    • Mr_Constitution

      Guardian Flame, I so hope you are right about the “RIGHT”. I have seen some evidence on FOX, but others like CNN, not so much.

  • Buck Stearns

    Where is the First Amendment in all of this, or journalistic ethics? If we could break up Standard Oil in 1911 & AT&T in 1982, why not Google & Facebook in 2018?

    • sojammer

      Get this right. Journalism today and ethics do not go together. That is like saying dark skinned Americans and light skinned Americans are all alike. We are alike in that we are all Americans and we pretty much believe in the other guys right to do what the f… they want to do. All of our Heinz 57 varieties is good for us all and who wants to be like everyone else?

      • Buck Stearns

        Sorry, but the Society of Professionalism (SPJ) Code of Ethics (to which all major newspapers & their employees claim to ascribe) clearly proves that they are intentionally doing wrong & well know it. Check this out for yourself at https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp.

        The media would have you believe that they are entirely ethical, but I’m sure that Joseph Goebbels & the editors of Pravda & the Daily Worker would have said the same of themselves. We have in power a diabolical cabbal of secular humanists who are doing everything in their power to discredit Christianity & Western Civilization, & thence to destroy in an instant everything it took our forefathers 400 years of blood, sweat, & tears to build.

        And yes, if I wanted to live in India, I’d move there. Personally, I like diversity & who I am. God made us this way; so, why change it?

        • deerflyguy

          It is very apparent to me that the journalism of yesterday, that we elderly used to love and respect, has almost vanished from this nation. It has been replaced with leftist, socialist, propaganda, with most of the main stream media having become the puppets of the democrat party – nothing more! It has deteriorated to the point where even the great newspapers of yesterday have sunken so low as to have become as incredible as the checkout line tabloids that we used to laugh at! The socialists have chased any one that desires the truth to seek it on line, and even now those same NWO, socialists are waging a war to close those outlets to us too! Fight back, people, before it is too late!

          • Buck Stearns

            I absolutely agree. We are in troubling times.

          • Tim

            And the Global Elite’s lets not forget them!

          • socialsavvy

            How odd it is that my memory of the news in the past, I did not find that people were denying right or left the right to think and say what we liked. Now we have a right wing group of people who insist that they and they alone know what the U.S. is about. There is no relationship between this view of the rights of every American and what right wing so called conservatives, are saying is what should and should not be for those of us who are normal Democrats. We are called everything from left wing extremists and communists and a bunch of air-head, do gooders. Violence is attributed to the Democrats as is hate. That is ridiculous. That is the lie of the right-wing neo Nazi’s. It is a repeat of the Hitler regime, in America now, calling themselves Conservatives. This is the beginning of the end of our democratic type government, where we are represented by people who believe in good over evil. Now it is politicians who believe in getting rid of those who are different, because we do not understand what they want. This has brought about a bunch of people who are looking for an opportunity to do their neighbor in who does not share their political thoughts. This is not the America I grew up with and believed in. What am I to say, “go ahead and destroy our ‘liberty for all’.”

          • deerflyguy

            What a hypocrite you are! You disapprove of conservatives and their positions and make up stories about the democrat party to paint it any color except the black that it is, because you can’t stand the truth, which is that the democrat party has become a socialist party of liars and corruption! At the same time you stoop to name calling by attempting to associate conservatives with Hitler’s Nazis! Bullsh-t! Thank God almighty that conservatives are running the show today, because if we had even 4 more years of democrat corruption after Obama, we would be sunk right now!

          • Doug Meyers

            If the shoe fits, wear it. Leaps to mind.

          • Volarekathy99

            The Mainstream News Media is evil. They seek to tear down our Decl. of Independence, our Constn., and our Bill of Rights. They are the handmaiden of the Democrat Party. They seek to turn us into a socialist or communist state; they want no more free enterprise, but to take from those who work and give gov’t handouts to those who don’t & won’t work. They don’t care about jobs for Americans or enforcing our borders to keep those jobs for Americans and wages higher. They don’t care if the illegals and refugees assimilate into American culture and values, and ignore the fact that almost all Muslims seek to change us into Sharia Law. It’s amazing to me that the outspoken liberals and radical & even moderate Muslims are on the same page in their speeches. Our schools are not teaching true American history, but instead include much America-bashing. Those who teach this, have they ever been to another country in the world? I have, and their is no other country in the world that is as great (thanks be to God) as ours. The religious persecutions of our forefathers are ignored. The fact that this nation was set up by those of a Judeo-Christian ethic, and largely by Protestant Christians is ignored. They don’t tell you about the great migration from England, Germany, & other parts of Europe of Protestants seeking relief from persecution going on in the 1600s and 1700s. Even JFK would be disappointingly shocked at what the Democrat Party has become today.

  • Dee

    I hope someone develops a New search engine and we can go around their bias ! I urge anyone who can afford it to make the investment , I’m sure it will pay off . I heard there’s a new network in the works too so we can have a True Conservative channel as bums like Sheppy smith and Chris Wallace are corrupting fox . MAGA

    • disqus_CsIyx7JF09

      Use Duckduckgo instead of google. I quit google months ago.

      • KingDon

        I tried Duckduckgo and found it to be too slow and convoluted. Half the time it just takes you to more search engines instead of going right to what you are searching for. I agree with the criticism of Google, but but Duckduckgo doesn’t make it as an alternative.

    • deerflyguy

      I use Bing.com
      It’s a great search engine, is from microsoft, and you can earn gift cards, etc., for using it! I’ve already earned about $100.00 in Amazon.com gift cards.

    • Liz

      I agree.

    • Volarekathy99

      Agree. Fox News would be better off without Shep Smith, Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, and a few others like them. Most of Fox News is good, especially Hannity, but I wish he would quit interrupting his guests when they are about to make a good point! And a true conservative search engine would be great.

  • 2399molly

    My comments go to disque.

  • TheBucko

    Thank You Google for your unbiased reviews of websites. (sacasim)

  • Richard B

    Google can do what it wants. This is a free country; and we are fortunate indeed to have the gift of freedom of the press.

  • ROBERT WAYNE

    This is the same kind of double standard as we all get from the mainstream media and Hollywood. To them, the left is always correct and the right is always evil and wrong. I have about as much trust in Google as I do in NBC or the New York Times now.

  • Tim

    They do not want Liberals to check facts and see the truth because they would lose everything that they have worked and spent Billions of dollars for. BRAIN WASHED little minions!!!!!!

  • Ron Dapo

    Social media, what a complete waste of time! To quote Betty White, and l agree completely!

    • socialsavvy

      Social media is for teenagers and pre-teens. How does Trump fit in? Not bad, I’d say.

  • Rose Schulz

    I am not surprised. I have difficulty opening some emails that are definitely conservative. You can’t trust yahoo and you can’t trust Google what a sad state of affairs.

  • Jmanjo

    Everyone knows Google is a liberal sucking organization.

  • SIRWIZARD

    There is, of course, no need to fact check anything from the leftists. They are leftists…therefore, honest and correct. Everyone knows that (if you are a leftist). According to the left, the recent ‘Ballistic Missile Alert’ in Hawaii was Mr. Trump’s fault. Heck, ACTORS said so, and we all how ACTORS are BRILLIANT…especially when they’re speaking lines written by someone else. I’ll bet the truth of the Hawaii missile alert is that Democrats purposely made this ‘mistake’ just to try to point it back at the president. Somehow, this too will be branded ‘Racist’. As a long time user of computers (since 1958), I should suggest that you NOT use anything from GOOGLE…and that certainly includes their search engine. It isn’t any better than many others, and the others don’t spy on you and your activities…and willingly report it to the government.

  • Xtinmover

    So, this why I don’t participate with Google, or on Facebook, or use Twitter. If you shut them off, eventually their advertisers will figure out they are wasting their money and stop buying. Wake up. Stick to what you know is correct. We don’t need any of them.

  • RSM

    The usual from the left. The MSM never fact checked Democrat claims about the number of people previously uninsured who now had health coverage because of OBAMA CARE. In spring 2016, Democrats claimed it was 12 million. In the course of the debates and the campaigns, it became 15 million, then 20 million, and finally 30 million in the week before election day. Of course, no one in the MSM ever challenged them.

  • Mo

    That is the Libtard way, who cares about the Truth, we only care about how we think things should be and if you disagree, we will beat your brains in or burn you out of house and home.