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Google’s featured snippets are spreading fake news

The Outline has put together a damning report showing that the algorithms Google uses to serve featured snippets can’t distinguish between real facts and the orchestrated lies published on fake news sites. And here’s what happens if you ask Google Home "is Obama planning a coup?" pic.twitter.com/MzmZqGOOal — Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) March 5, 2017

The Outline has put together a damning report showing that the algorithms Google uses to serve featured snippets can’t distinguish between real facts and the orchestrated lies published on fake news sites.

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