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Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will ‘Engineer’ Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed

Justin Ling, writing for Motherboard: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chariman of Alphabet, says the corporate is operating to ferret out Russian propaganda from Google News after dealing with grievance that Kremlin-owned media websites were given plum placement on the seek massive’s information and promoting platforms. “We’re smartly mindful of this one, and we’re working on detecting this kind of scenario you’re describing and deranking those kinds of sites,” Schmidt stated, after being requested why the global’s biggest seek corporate persevered to categorise the Russian websites as information. Schmidt, in an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend, name-checked two state-owned enterprises. “It’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt added. “We’re well aware and we’re trying to engineer the systems to prevent it.”

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