Google News tries out human editors

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google.pngGoogle are experimenting with human news editors for their Google News section, an area they have traditionally left in the hands of virtual intelligence.

Slate Magazine are currently curating the pick of the Google News site, usually a job kept by an advanced Google algorithm.

Google spoke about the move in an official statement: “At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on our websites all over the world.

“Right now, we are running a very small experiment in Google News called Editors’ Picks. For this limited test, we’re allowing a small set of publishers to promote their original news articles through the Editors’ Picks section.”

Traditionally, Google News has avoided human interaction with news stories for fear of being accused of some sort of bias in terms of how the top stories were picked.

Via: The Register

Gerald Lynch

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