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A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

13 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real.
The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security specialist, who warned that a malicious user could use this bug to generate misinformation.
By splicing together values from a Google search result's “knowledge graph,” the cards that pop up in search results to supplement the search query with visuals and quick facts. Anything from countries , planets , tech news sites and more have cards that appear on the right-side of Google's...
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Google search results listings can be manipulated for propaganda

Google search results listings can be manipulated for propaganda

14 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Dutch researcher argues that Google should remove support for knowledge panels.
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