What has Google done to me lately…
Lofty words from Google’s whitepaper, “How Google Fights Disinformation….”
The open Internet has enabled people to create, connect, and distribute information like never before. It has exposed us to perspectives and experiences that were previously out-of-reach. It has enabled increased access to knowledge for everyone.
Google continues to believe that the Internet is a boon to society – contributing to global education, healthcare, research, and economic development by enabling citizens to become more knowledgeable and involved through access to information at an unprecedented scale.
However, like other communication channels, the open Internet is vulnerable to the organized propagation of false or misleading information. Over the past several years, concerns that we have entered a “post-truth” era have become a controversial subject of political and academic debate.
These concerns directly affect Google and our mission – to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. When our services are used to propagate deceptive or misleading information, our mission is undermined.
How companies like Google address these concerns has an impact on society and on the trust users place in our services. We take this responsibility very seriously and believe it begins with providing transparency into our policies, inviting feedback, enabling users, and collaborating with policymakers, civil society, and academics around the world.
But, with all their engineering expertise to create an algorithm that will filter out conservative speech and ideas and up-vote the narratives put forth by the progressive communist democrats, where are the engineers when it comes to filtering scam-spam on their Gmail platform?
Here is a recent example of a Gmail message that I received. It is obviously a phishing attempt to engage the victim and elicit personal information. Amusing, for all the grammatical errors, but dastardly and damaging when received by unsuspecting senior citizens.
From: FROM TEXAS AIRPORT <email@example.com>
YOUR ATM CARD HAS BEEN HEAR FOR A WHILE NOW WHY DO YOU ABANDON
WE DON “T HAVE TIME NOW DUE TO DECEMBER BREAK THAT IS COMING UP SOON
THANK YOU .
BARRISTER JOHN OWEN / BARRISTER, PATRICK COLE
I wasn't aware that the Laredo City Council that oversees the Laredo International Airport, a minor commercial operation, employs English-style barristers. And one might assume that you might leave your card at some merchant close to your location, not a destination that few visit without a compelling reason.
I wonder if there is a consultancy opportunity to assist scammers in correcting their spelling, grammar and in fine-tuning their message?
Since Google already scans their products to develop advertising leads and build personal profiles, why not turn some of that engineering effort toward protecting senior citizens and the gullible of this world.
Remember what the Better Business Bureau says, Investigate BEFORE you invest.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell