In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that left more than 50 dead and 200 injured, the answer seems to be a big fat no. 

This is the Google search result when you look up the name of "Geary Danley," who is currently at the center of a 4chan-inspired conspiracy theory that wrongly identifies him as the gunman:

Image: google news/screengrab

Two out of four results are 4chan threads from the online lair of the alt-right, /pol/, which is infamous for trolling and spreading misinformation and fake news (another is Iranian state-funded Press TV).  Read more...

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Google algorithm fail puts 4chan’s wrongly named Las Vegas gunman on top of search

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In times of crisis, can you trust an algorithm to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date news you’re craving to get? 

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that left more than 50 dead and 200 injured, the answer seems to be a big fat no. 

This is the Google search result when you look up the name of “Geary Danley,” who is currently at the center of a 4chan-inspired conspiracy theory that wrongly identifies him as the gunman:

Image: google news/screengrab

Two out of four results are 4chan threads from the online lair of the alt-right, /pol/, which is infamous for trolling and spreading misinformation and fake news (another is Iranian state-funded Press TV).  Read more…

More about Trolling, 4chan, Fake News, Las Vegas Shooting, and 4chan Pol

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