In the ongoing war between left-leaning media giants and conservative content providers, Google admitted Monday that one of the vendors they use for ranking websites had singled out InfoWars.com as an example of a site with “low-to-medium” reliability – after media personality Mike Cernovich shared screenshots showing the obvious bias.
A vendor hired by Google employs contractors to rate the websites that appear in its search results — the rating is used to improve search quality, helping Google’s automated search algorithm prioritize higher-rated, reliable information.
In examining how the staffers working as website “raters” should evaluate a “rather poor site,” the contractor pointed to InfoWars, advising raters to consider the quality of the information and its reputation. –Business Insider
When reached for comment, Google distanced themselves from the vendor, stating:
In this instance, we have confirmed that a vendor we work with sent out more detailed instructions to some raters without our knowledge, which included references to specific sites,” the spokesperson said. “This is in conflict with the intent of our guidelines and the vendor has taken action to remove these references in their training module
Cernovich called for peaceful protests outside of Google headquarters after he shared the screenshots on InfoWars Monday, revealing the “marching orders” for google’s paid arbiters of appropriate content.
This latest assault on conservative media comes less than 8 weeks after liberal ad agency AdRoll “fired” InfoWars, denying them millions in ad revenue.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter