One of the first things a college student learns is using unbiased and credible source material for papers; Google’s new fact-checking feature uses neither .

I learned the hard way. As an undergrad I grabbed some material from ‘blogbs.com‘ and Wikipedia for a paper on Plato’s Laws. I was warned of using such sites as legitimate sources because of possible author bias and given a chance at a rewrite.

Google, however, uses political biases to cull ‘facts’ from a cornucopia of liberal sites.

The Media Equalizer leans right. We make no claims otherwise, and take pride as an alternative to blatantly liberal or progressive outlets like Salon, Think Progress, WaPo, MSNBC, Huffpost etc. Google, though, is a search engine, and until now, hadn’t made their political biases blatantly obvious. Savvy news and political junkies knew and know they lean a good deal left. With their new fact-checking element, it’s no longer under wraps and it is clear they will insert a liberal newspaper, blog or other source as proof of  some claim made by the right-leaning members of the media community.

Red flags should go up as soon as any objective info-searcher sees The Washington Post, Politifact, Snopes, or Climate Feed as a legitimate, non-biased, credible source. All four lean far to the left and none of them hide it.

The Daily Caller (DC) did a search for their own site and posted the below screenshot of just a few examples of the ‘credible sources’ who could speak to the facts of DC as an organization.

 

As DC pointed out. The Robert Mueller fact check (pictured above) is a perfect example of Google’s new feature.

Perhaps trying to get the gist of the post, the third-party “fact-checking” organization says the “claim” in a DC article that special Counsel Robert Mueller is hiring people that “are all Hillary Clinton supporters” is misleading, if not false.

The problem is that DC’s article doesn’t make that claim. Their cited language doesn’t even appear in the article. Worse still, there was no language trying to make it seem that the investigation into the Trump administration and Russia is entirely made up of Clinton’s coffers. The story simply contained the news: “Mueller hired a Hillary Clinton donor to aid the investigation into President Donald Trump.”

Still, the Washington Post gave the claim, which came from Trump himself, its official “Three Pinocchios” rating. The method applies to several other queries. Claims concocted wholesale by someone outside the DC are attributed to the DC, in what appears to be a feature that only applies to conservative sites.

It should be noted that Google actually does have a place for legit, unbiased sources; it’s called Google Scholar, and it links to mostly .edu sources.

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