Tag Archive: Google Runs ‘Blacklists’ Designed to Remove ‘Fringe Domains’ Like Breitbart News


on June 12, 2019 in Featured World News

Google Runs ‘Blacklists’ Designed to Remove ‘Fringe Domains’ Like Breitbart News

by Lucas Nolan A new report claims that Google runs two blacklists, designed to remove “fringe domains” and op-eds from featured snippets at the top of Google search results. Sites included on the blacklist include Breitbart News and the American Spectator. The Daily Caller reports that two blacklists have been discovered as part of Google’s web answers feature. One is called “webanswers_url_blacklist,” and it impacts Google’s “featured snippets” or answer blocks. These answer blocks usually provide a quick block of content to the top of a Google search for a simple question. The Caller claims that internal screenshots show instructions at...

by Lucas Nolan A new report claims that Google runs two blacklists, designed to remove “fringe domains” and op-eds from featured snippets at the top of Google search results. Sites included on the blacklist include Breitbart News and the...

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