Google Suspends Fact Check Project

January 19, 2018 MJA 7

Daily Caller: Google says it is discontinuing its fact-check feature because it proved to be too faulty for public use, directly attributing the decision to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The company has no date set for when it will return, if [Read More]

Time To Trust Bust Silicon Valley?

August 14, 2017 Dr. Tar 5

It was a over 100 years ago that Theodore Roosevelt made his name as the “Trust Buster” for aggressively applying the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust act against the railroads and Standard Oil. Kurt Schlicther argues that we face an even more threatening challenge to our republic from Facebook and Google. Both [Read More]

Google Starting to Tag Fake News

April 16, 2017 Dr. Tar 12

  They aren’t going to censor anyone, but Google is adding a “Fact Check” tag to the bits of news articles they feature. The system will rely on both PolitiFact and Snopes, as well as MSM sources like the NYT and The Washington Post. More Meanwhile, the BBC [Read More]

UC Davis Paid $175,00 To Scrub Image

April 15, 2016 Dr. Tar 8

In 2011, security officers of the University of California -UC Davis applied a health dose of pepper spray to protestors conducting a sit in on the campus.     Images and video of the pepper spraying quickly went viral leaving administrators for the state funded school [Read More]

Driverless Cars Are Overly Cautious

December 18, 2015 Dr. Tar 8

Computer driven vehicles have been out on the road for a while now and so far have wracked up twice as many fender benders than human drivers. They are getting into minor accidents because they are too cautious and human drivers are rear ending them [Read More]

Google Can Influence Elections

August 9, 2015 Dr. Tar 6

A recent academic paper estimates “that Google could determine the outcome of upwards of 25 percent of all national elections.”    It’s simple really, all they have to do is rank negative or positive stories the highest, depending on whether they want to hurt or [Read More]

Google removes Hamas app from Android store

July 27, 2015 Cardigan 4

The app included historical information about the group, an overview of its terrorist activities and updates about terrorists being held in Israeli prisons • Google says in a statement that it removes illegal apps and those that incite hatred.