The changes involve different measures for ranking sites and people checking results are accurate. Among other things, Google's search engine pointed to a website that incorrectly reported then President-elect Donald Trump had won the popular vote in the US election, that President Barack Obama was planning a coup and that the Holocaust never occurred during World War II. As Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan wrote recently, search results may not actually be any worse than they used to be, but people increasingly see them as problematic.
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"It was not a large fraction of queries - only about a quarter percent of our traffic - but they were important queries", said Ben Gomes, vice president of engineering for Google. He says that the problem now is the "spread of blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information". Users will be able to let Google know if an autocomplete option or featured snippet is "hateful", "racist", "sexually explicit", "violent" and more.
Google is also changing the signals it uses to directly influence rankings, with an eye towards pushing low-quality content down.
According to Google, the site sees searches in the trillions each year, with 15% of searches made each day being entirely new. Googletweaked autocomplete suggestions previous year, shortly after it became aware of the problem so things like this wouldn't happen. These people offer feedback on Google's search results to help the company identify areas it needs to improve.
Google has also introduced a new feedback mechanism for users to report inaccurate autocomplete suggestions or featured snippets - the boxes of text that appear at the top of certain queries. Google said the search company plans to implement algorithmic changes to the way it sorts individual pages to elevate high-authority pages and demote low-quality or factually incorrect content.
Ziegler got three quick ground-ball outs before Barraclough started the ninth inning by striking out pinch-hitter Mike Freeman. The win also represented Miami's fourth in its last five games dating back to Friday's 3-2 triumph over the New York Mets.
Two firefighters were injured in the blaze as well, but the extent of their injuries were not clear, an FDNY spokesman said. The fire was under investigation on Sunday afternoon, but a source said criminality was not suspected.
If there is one game the Blazers can win, it's this one. "We're locked in and we're gonna go out there, gotta give it our all". Portland is 2-12 SU and 6-8 ATS in its last 14 games against Golden State, but only five of those games were at home.
Royce said he was troubled by the observers' initial reports of irregularities and would review the full report when released. The board's decision to accept ballots without official stamps was like "changing the rules midgame", he said.
The Giants seem like a good possibility as they need a running back and Adrian Peterson seems likely to sign with the Saints. Unlike the Hogan situation, the Bills will actually get compensation for declining to match the offer sheet to Gillislee.
Treasury placed on Russia , Rosneft and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and seizure of Crimea. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 4.3% in the fourth quarter.
Canada quickly sought to re-establish the "facts" after US President Donald Trump's attack on Canadian milk producers on Tuesday. President Donald Trump's charge that it is milking American dairy farmers through unfair trade practices is not based in fact.
District Court found congressional districts were intentionally drawn in order to discriminate against black and Latino voters . The maps originated in a House redistricting committee made up of 12 Republicans and five Democrats.
John Terry says the decision to leave Chelsea was the "toughest of my life", but revealed he wants to play regular football again. But Clement accepts the only chance Swansea have of signing Terry is if they climb out of the relegation zone.
I thought I played very, very well for a set and a half, from the start of the second set", the 12-time Grand Slam victor said. With the win, the 33-year-old also became the first man to win 50 titles on clay and took his career title tally to 70.
Jackson's representatives have not commented on the current state of her marriage to Al Mana, a Qatari businessman. After her split with Al Mana, the singer is reportedly coping up with the help of their son.
Don't worry if you lose your phone (or it is dead) because below account sign -ins, you can also click "Use Password instead". To-Do List uses algorithms to offer intelligent user suggestions, based on what the user might be looking for and when.
Sonny Perdue sworn in as USA agriculture secretary
Perdue will do his best to fulfill these responsibilities by listening to farmers and families in IN and our country". To calm them down, he assured them he will advocate for rural America and he promised to reach out to Democrats.
PPG Industries ups bid for Akzo Nobel to $28.8B
Activist shareholder Elliott Management has been pressing the two paints producers to enter negotiations. But it has come under pressure from Elliott Management, the US hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul E.
Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title
The Spaniard beat his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets, and will be hoping to carry his form into the French Open. Now Goffin stands between Nadal once again reaching the final and having a shot at his 10th tournament title.
Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open
Australian golfer Cameron Smith is two shots off the lead going into the final round of the US PGA Tour's Texas Open. Ryan Palmer, a West Texas native also handled the winds as strong as 25 miles per hour well to shoot four-under 68.
Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France
Three suspects close to the attacker remain in custody, Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre of the Paris prosecutor's office said on Saturday. Karim Cheurfi, also known as Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki, was responsible for the attack, and was known to authorities as a radical.
Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick
It doesn't mean that if there is a player there we might not go take a shot. " This is an important draft for us ". The Browns were 31 of 32 franchises a year ago in total defense, so I think Garrett would also be a good fit.
Hernandez's fall from grace ends with death in jail
Hernandez's death was ruled a suicide Thursday, according to the Worcester County district attorney and MA authorities. Asked if Hernandez's fate - at the time, life in prison - was also heartbreaking, Belichick responded: "Yes".
Ibrahimovic blow mars Man Utd's Europa progress
The 19-year-old had also scored the opening goal in United's 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday after Ibrahimovic was rested. The Red Devils dominated RSC Anderlecht and could have killed the game off way earlier than they did.
UFC's Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson sounds like he's just burned out
I've been here the whole time. "I guess I found out tonight that even a shin to the face ain't going to knock me out", he said. So, I went out there and did my thing, and whatever happened was going to happen, so I wasn't really anxious about anything.