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How False Stories About The Texas Shooting Ranked High In Google06:03Download

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Following Sunday's shooting in Texas, stories quickly began circulating online about gunman Devin Kelley — some of them untrue. A few of those false stories made it high up into Google search results, which led many to question whether Google's algorithm is working the way it should.

Facebook and Twitter have faced similar problems. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses with Ben Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), who covers tech for Here & Now.

This segment aired on November 10, 2017.

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