I read this article on RINF.com with interest, Google now threatening Alt-News web-sites. Apparently, the crackdown on fake news is directly impacting what is also called the “Alternative News” or alt-news community. That is good news, in my opinion.
One of my favorite ‘alternative’ journalists, an American working in East Ukraine, highlighted the article. “He” is published almost exclusively on those sites. I put “he” in quotation marks because some of my Ukrainian friends believe he is a she. There is no record of his name in Ukraine.
The article points out that Google is removing articles from these fake news sites. As they say in the article: “Google have an agenda.” Seeing as they’re professional journalists, it should be “Google HAS an agenda”. But it is true, Google, Facebook, and other social media websites are aggressively removing these trash sites from the internet.
In the article, there is a list of alt-news sites for me to balance against my Russian News And Russian Proxy News Sites and Conspiracy Theory Sites. RINF is a new one, most of the rest I recognize. I believe it was Zerohedge that threw a conniption for being labeled a fake-news site last year…
The good news is that Google and others are aggressively policing up the crap sites which post junk on the internet. Junk, fake news, alternative news, alt-news.
It’s about time. Thank you, Google and Facebook!