Google's New Truth Rankings

Now Google is ranking websites based on claimed statements. In a world of information that spreads like wildfire, so too does misinformation. Google intends on down-ranking any websites that make claims of fact that are contradictory to what is in their Knowledge Volt.

This will most likely have large implications towards anti-science groups. Alternatively, it could also pose issues towards the spreading of new thoughts or ideas in the scientific community. For example, recently a team of researchers found that there are lymphatic vessels that reach all the way into the brain, which contradicts decades of research mapping the body.

Google has done a great job in keeping the trolls out of the top spots with their search algorithm thus far. Hopefully this program will continue the tradition.