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Stephan Locher [PersonRank 9]

Monday, November 26, 2007
12 years ago3,608 views

At the moment Google News Switzerland displays some strange images beside articles with the source Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung which don't have to do anything with the corresponding article:

news.google.ch/news?ned=de_ch& ...

Looking at the image URL surprises me, it looks like this is a Captcha used for comments on the site:


news.google.ch/news?imgefp=Q_o ...



This is the strangest mistake on Google News I spotted until now, but there are a lot more like technical articles under politics or articles about Switzerland in the "world" category or vice versa.

How is it in your country, is Google News useful or just a nice gimmick?
Do you think the quality will improve when google has access to the sources from the news agencys as they plan?

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like it's fixed. Good catch, Stephan!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's sad we don't have working examples to test any more ... :(

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Link to the JPEG image itself:


nzz.ch/Captcha.jpg

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