Google news gets hacks

On Sunday June 8th at about 2:30 Pacific time Google news has a top story quote ” China Withdraws from Tibet, with Apologies

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But as you can see the link goes to a news release on Al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda

The top story was on Google news for over a hour despite it’s lack of validity. I assume it was there because of the hope that it was true. But this also brings up another underlined issue about automating news and how it can be manipulated.

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