In an over-saturated digital news age, Google announced new changes to its search algorithm that could elevate more “original reporting.” Interested in Google? Add Google as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Google news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Google Add Interest “I see it as directionally good, this is something that we have asked for, news publishers have asked for for years, so the fact that they are acknowledging this is a good thing,” David Chavern, the president and CEO of the News Media Alliance, which represents 2,000 news publishers, told ABC News. “The Google algorithms are entirely opaque,” he added. “So while they can say that they are changing them in some way, nobody knows how they are actually changed or what effect they actually have.” Richard Gringras, the vice president of news at Google, announced the changes in a statement Thursday, saying the updates on the back end will help Google “better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer.” (MORE: Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify to Senate committee on extremism online) Gringras touted it as a benefit to both readers interested in finding… Read full this story
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