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Monday, September 27, 2021

Vint Cerf Examines Googles Misinformation

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How Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Illuminated Google's Misinformation Mess

By Fast Company,September 27, 2021

In June 2020, the Parliament of the U.K. published a policy report with numerous recommendations aimed at helping the government fight against the "pandemic of misinformation" powered by internet technology. The report is rather forceful on the conclusions it reaches: "Platforms like Facebook and Google seek to hide behind 'black box' algorithms which choose what content users are shown. They take the position that their decisions are not responsible for harms that may result from online activity. This is plain wrong."  ... .

Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf testified that Google's evaluation of Websites includes "a manual process to establish criteria and a good-quality training set, and then a machine-learning system to scale up to the size of the World Wide Web, which we index. ... 

Full article. in FastCompany

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