Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Google boss warns politicians about Internet power?- Scary prospects from the Big Brother of Net business!

From Reuters today we have this interesting tidbit!


"LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine being able to check instantly whether or not statements made by politicians were correct. That is the sort of service Google Inc. boss Eric Schmidt believes the Internet will offer within five years.

Politicians have yet to appreciate the impact of the online world, which will also affect the outcome of elections, Schmidt said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Wednesday.

He predicted that "truth predictor" software would, within five years, "hold politicians to account." People would be able to use programmes to check seemingly factual statements against historical data to see to see if they were correct."

Marc at USS Neverdock thinks this is a problem because Google shows a definite anti-conservative inclination!

""Most of all Google's employees donated to Democratic candidates and Google regularly declines to list right wing blogs on Google news. Both Michelle Malkin and Charles Johnson (LGF) have been denied. While far left wing blogs like "screw them" Kos are listed.""

Really? I think I've heard this before but is it really the truth?

Maybe "Truth Checker" software applications will tell us! But what if the "Truth Checker" is selectively biased??



Blogger Fergy said...

It's based on CBC's "In Depth Analysis" ;)

10/05/2006 3:25 p.m.  

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