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BLOGGERS BTFO: Google Launches Fake News Fighting Service and New Subscription Model for Legacy News Outlets

The time has come for the blogger experiment to end. The era of fake news is now behind us. We needed the false election of Trump, who stole votes from Hillary Clinton, via a crafty network of FAKE NEWS blogs, a highly sophisticated Facebook analytics ad campaign, and Russian bots and hacks, to fix the sickness of the internet — which is freedom of speech.

Over in China, they don’t fall for the nonsensical argument of MUH free speech. They simply reject it and punish anyone who tries to access information that isn’t approved by the government. While we cannot do that on the surface, since we’re still pretending to be an open and free society, we can easily accomplish this by making our tech monopolies implement policies that do the exact same thing as communist China.

For example, Google just announced they are launching a new monetization model for participating news agencies to push back against fake news. If you aren’t approved by Google, you cannot participate.

The initiative, announced Tuesday, will offer publications another monetization model online called Subscribe with Google, as well as work with established universities and groups to combat misinformation. It will also introduce an open-source tool called Outline, which will make it easier for news organizations to set up secure access to the internet for their journalists.

Google said it was committing $300 million over the next three years to the project, though it did not elaborate on how the resources would be spent. The company said it paid $12.6 billion to news organizations and drove 10 billion clicks a month to their websites for free last year.

Subscribe with Google will make it easier for readers to pay for content from news organizations that have agreed to partner with the company. FT.com and The Washington Post are among the launch partners, though Google has not yet named a full list.

The company is also testing a “Propensity to Subscribe” feature using its artificial intelligence, which will let companies know which consumers are likely to pay for their products. A new News Consumer Insights dashboard will further analyze readers for subscription opportunities.

Google will also create the Disinfo Lab with Harvard’s Kennedy School aimed at clarifying misinformation during elections and breaking news moments. It will also launch MediaWise, an organization in conjunction with the Poynter Institute, Stanford University and the Local Media Association, which will work to develop digital literacy for young viewers.

On paper, the idea of boosting traditional news organizations with strong editorial boards is a good idea — since they’re professional journalists with experience and know-how. The only problem with them, of course, is their reputation — which is widely viewed as biased and often times derided as propaganda for leftists policies on a global scale, especially in America. One thing is clear: on almost every social media platform, and now Google itself, there is a major push to demonetize and penalize any opinions that aren’t in concert with the prevailing opinions of the main stream media.

Welcome to your new happy world.

RELATED: A man was just convicted and will be SENTENCED to jail time for uploading a video onto Youtube, showing his dog doing a Nazi salute.

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24 comments

  1. sarcrilege

    Well shit, I’ll give it a go and see if I can become Goolag approved blogger. I’ll report back…

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  2. NON Solo

    Am I the only one getting gang raped in $TWTR, today?

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  3. fryguy15

    Holy crap, that guy is going to do time for a video? WOW! What the hell is the charge? It was supposed to be funny. Don’t stand-up comics say grossly offensive things all the time?

    I guess you can make jokes as long as you’re not targeting certain groups. Very dangerous.

    Just WOW!

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  4. one-eighty

    They are just going back to the traditional model of having editors check to see whether the writer is full of shit or not.

    People will still be able to write whatever they want, no matter how stupid, and anybody who wants to will be able to read it, but now people can subscribe to a bullshit filter if they prefer. Nothing wrong with that.

    Only the truly moronic MAGA would get their tits in a knot about that.

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    • fryguy15

      Would you say the same thing if it was Breitbart doing the censor…er,, “filtering”?

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      • one-eighty

        They already do. So does Drudge. So does Fox, CNN, MSNBC. So what?

        You can still read whatever you want, whenever you want.

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        • Cricket

          Except that Google’s share of the search market is 74% (next nearest competitor is 11%) and Google controls about 80% of all search ad revenue. Not so easy for an independent blogger to survive when revenue is effectively controlled by one company.

          Under the above revenue feeder model, YouTube is essentially the only platform where independents can monetize content. Think about this: if independent producers have a proven demand for their content, why demonetize them? For the many independents that have made a living on YT this is a death knell. There is nowhere else to go – yet.

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    • edn618

      Anyone who thinks this is merely respectable editing and won’t meaningfully censor unapproved content is either hooked on liberal kool-aid, or truly moronic.

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  5. s.k.

    The UK is accostumed to having the nanny state dictate their behavior. A byproduct of craving monarchal rule for centuries.

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  6. ferd

    If you punish speech, you make the speaker the victim and win sympathy for his whatever his point of view is presumed to be. Professional Jewish victims and those who kiss their ass are breeding ever more Sarcs.

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  7. acehood

    Let’s be honest, most people aren’t smart enough to know what’s true or not, which argument is well crafted and which is not, etc. Sad but true. Society brought this on itself.

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  8. Cricket

    Isn’t this a textbook example of restraint of trade under the antitrust regulations?

    n. in anti-trust law, any activity (including agreements among competitors or companies doing business with each other) which tends to limit trade, sales and transportation in interstate commerce or has a substantial impact on interstate commerce.

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    • WrongView

      If your local grocery store decides to not carry your favorite sugary cereal, is that a restraint of free trade?

      If not, then, no, this isn’t.

      In the meantime, give me my Frankenberries, goddammit!

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  9. dbl007

    Yep, benign filtering. Anyone ever see a temporary tax in the wild? Or how about a little bit pregnant? Thought so…

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  10. dmfracer

    Ok two things here:

    First, Count Dankula is the best twitter handle ever

    Second, will I be able to subscribe to RT news via Google

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  11. soupbone

    That’s a stretch into what appears familiar turf and expertise to Google, obviously confident in their idea. Counter-intuitive but it could get Google delimbed over excess influence and control.

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  12. numbersgame

    While the left wing media is quit biased in their *opinions*, I think the Right is much more likely to get the facts wrong. For example, the Left says that Trump is a racist, but they don’t say he is a member of the Klan or other white supremist groups. Contrast that with the lies about Obama being a foreign-born Muslim.

    So therefore, there will be one of two favorable outcomes:
    1) The spread of misinformation will be reduced or
    2) Other search engines will cut into Google’s market share.Of course, this could lead to more of the isolationaist effect, where isntead of just Right and Left media sites, there will be Right and Left search engines.

    However, as others have mentioned, you can still get to wahtever Alt-Right website you want; they’ll just be less popular becuase of less Googel hits. What the Alt-Right should really be upset about is the Trump adminsitration’s attack on Net Neutrality. This will allow the ISPs to charge right-wing websites more to show their content. This is almsot gurannteed to happen because Alt websites are by definition smaller. Google can’t block you from viewing Breitbart, but your ISP will be able to by pricing them out of the market.

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  13. Dr. Fly

    Part of the problem is the lack of mainstream success for right wingers. They seem to be retarded in every industry but oil.

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    • sarcrilege

      Not so fast with this “retarded” slanders. Right wingers are strong alpha productive freedom loving laissez-faire libertarian individuals. Right wing is individualism. Left wingers always were and always will be defined as a useless unproductive freeloading thieving marxist mob which always robs the the wealth of the productive class (right-wingers). They seize all their property and then claim they are doing this to right all wrongs created by the right-wingers. Marxists (left wingers) are gullible and live in hate of anyone who possesses more than they do.

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