WHAT NEXT: Burning Books Over Opposing Opinions?
Marxists Net Neutrality
This verifies his point in just a few days of the bills release. Control of content. Rationing of bandwidth while rationing information.
NOT HERE ARE THE RESULTS JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER THIS PASS:
Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links
The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google’s rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links
THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free “news” stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness. (Who’s truth? Who decides?)
Google’s search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them.
A Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. “A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy,” says the team (arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1). The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score.
The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings.
There are already lots of apps that try to help internet users unearth the truth. LazyTruth is a browser extension that skims inboxes to weed out the fake or hoax emails that do the rounds. Emergent, a project from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, New York, pulls in rumours from trashy sites, then verifies or rebuts them by cross-referencing to other sources.
LazyTruth developer Matt Stempeck, now the director of civic media at Microsoft New York, wants to develop software that exports the knowledge found in fact-checking services such as Snopes, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org so that everyone has easy access to them. He says tools like LazyTruth are useful online, but challenging the erroneous beliefs underpinning that information is harder. “How do you correct people’s misconceptions? People get very defensive,” Stempeck says. “If they’re searching for the answer on Google they might be in a much more receptive state.”
This article appeared in print under the headline “Nothing but the truth”
Here is an explanation on how they will not (supposedly) throttle the net and everyone has the same access and no regulation. Yet you can NOT read the documents regarding the rules. So listen to their soft sell. This is a bizarre interveiw on a topic with no papaer backing to support these guys supposed information. Zero Documentation can back these soft claims of bias reports as there is no reading of the rules as of yet. Hopefully, maybe, could be, vague words for a serious issue, side stepping the issues of not having access to the information prior to it release.
The above article is how they will circumvent their own laws. Creating the middle man again by taking your site lower in order to still get ahead of the system. We have no chance.
There is so much more to this, it will result in censorship and based on agendas outside of us little guys. They will not regulate the rates however they will absolutely regulate who is accessing and posting. Many of these soft sells are such a twisted based on no ZERO information released thus far to veil the fact this is a despotic regulatory body and purposed Id restrictions as well.
The one thing we can be sure of the throttling will continue on opinions.
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