January 17, 2006

British National Party (BNP) and Google News

Isn't it very old news that Google News includes the far-right British National Party (BNP)?


BNP gets top news listing on Google

Julia Day
Monday January 16, 2006

Google has defended the integrity of its news service after it emerged that reports filed by the British National party are being listed as sources on its website. ...

With, more than a year ago:


Tide of migrant BNP PR menaces Google News

News picks a bit illiberal?

By John Lettice

Published Sunday 7th November 2004 11:36 GMT

Google News, which last year accepted that press releases counted as news, now apparently thinks press releases from the far-right British National Party count too. ...

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Google inflames critics

Posted: 8 November 2004 By: Jemima Kiss

Email: jemima[at]journalism.co.uk
The credibility of Google's news tool has come under fire again following its use of press releases from far-right UK political group the British National Party.


I guess the news is what the reporters or A-listers say is news :-)

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on January 17, 2006 03:54 PM (Infothought permalink)
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