Moaning about Google science news section

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I usually read science section in Google news and it's really irritating how lately any time someone "predicts" the world will end they put it on top. But now they really seem to hit the rock bottom. Here's a screenshot and you can see first news is again about "end of the world" although this time how NASA is fed up with it (well who do they think is to blame?), then you have news about how Moon landing was faked and bit lower about flat Earth.

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Truly revolting. If I knew where to complain I'd do it.
 

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I usually read science section in Google news ...
Well, see, that's your problem right there.
 
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This is what happens when you allow algorithms, not people, to curate your news. Google's algorithms have also featured misinformation about the Vegas shooter in its top search results. For more in depth discussion of the shortcomings of leaving decision making to algorithms see:
https://www.theguardian.com/inequal...ots-how-ai-is-learning-all-our-worst-impulses
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/google-and-facebook-have-failed-us/541794/

For more reliable, human-curated science news see sites such as:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/latest-news
https://www.nature.com/news/
 

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