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Unreliable News

George R [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
16 years ago2,901 views

Note the second news article listed in this Google Hot Trend result.
It says "Ron Paul Wins Florida!", even though he came in a distant fifth.
How is this getting into Google's news sources?

(Thanks to for hosting the image.)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Shady news services I guess!

Funny thing is, I see "Ron Paul Wins Big in Florida" just to the left of "Ron Paul Sucks It Hard in Florida".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Google News editors added Jawa Report to their list of news sources to crawl:

The article in question is this one:

It seems to include a real report, followed by a short satirical bit they call "Paul bait". I could imagine a couple of possibilities: they use some Google News Sitemap with different title settings (would need to check if that's possible, may well not be); the page changed in the meantime and did have the other title before someone complained, but Google didn't re-index; they are cloaking :)...

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