January 26, 2018
Google is developing an app to feed news (and whatever propaganda it’s pushing) at no cost to local newspapers, effectively granting the tech giant control over local news.
The news gathering app, called Bulletin, would collect news from neighborhood sources and everyday citizens which is then shared with local news outlets for free under Creative Commons.
Why it’s dangerous: Google’s modus operandi has always revolved around control, and according to Axios, the stories would be subject to “Google’s news and content standards.”
That means Google would effectively act as Editor-in-Chief of local newspapers by deciding what stories are gold and what stories to bury on the app.
In short, Google’s SJW employees will have influence over your neighborhood news.
Speculative, but still scary: It’s well-known that smartphone cameras have revolutionized the spread of viral news and information. Just think of Walter Scott shooting in South Carolina, which was caught by cell phone.