Over the last year or so, social media sites have been attacked for allowing users to post abuse about other people onto their sites. Not stopping abuse using arguments about freedom of speech is ignoring the responsibilities that go with the right to freedom of speech.
Google’s Carousel is a new feature, adding to Google’s Knowledge Graph search enhancement. The Carousel works with data collections giving a sequence of images. However it won’t be seen in all searches – either because there are too many connected items, or because Google can’t link the connections into a sequence.
The failure to accurately name Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital and the placing of Israel in Europe are examples of a failure to check facts that are readily available. This failure gives political support to false propaganda that makes seeking a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict much harder.
CopyScape allows web-site owners to enter their URLs and get a report on other sites that use similar or identical wording. AWARE has used this tool periodically over the years. The latest use has again found examples of companies that think it’s OK to plagiarise and steal work from other websites.