Thursday, January 19, 2017

Google Has Been Wrongly Tagging News Stories As 'Opinion' | The Daily Caller

Google Has Been Wrongly Tagging News Stories As 'Opinion' | The Daily Caller: Google News, which drives billions of clicks to news outlets monthly, has been mischaracterizing non-opinion news articles from a wide-range of publishers as “opinion.” The site told The Daily Caller Wednesday that it doesn’t think this is a big problem and that it will keep the tag while Google engineers search for the “root cause” behind the issue.

Google News employs tags on news stories which have been covered by several outlets. These include: “Opinion,” “Trending,” “In Depth,” “Most Referenced,” “Highly Cited” and “Live Updating.” The Daily Caller has found multiple examples of straight news stories being marked “opinion.” One outlet this frequently happens to is The Daily Beast.

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