diberry - 5:48 am on Oct 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Can Google tell that "Obama is the President of Kenya, the country where his father was born" is false as they analyze, sort and rank the gazillions and gazillions of pages? What if you use satire? Or debunk what others said? If a topic is questionable, who is Google to decide what's true?
Google has always done a bad job with satire and criticism. While humans can instantly categorize a site as pro this and anti that by, none of the algos in the past 6 years have ever caught up with one site I own that analyzes opposing viewpoints. The site has PR5 and sitelinks and other indicators that Google thinks highly of it, and yet they can't even figure out that the relevant keywords to an article analyzing pro and anti views on a topic would be "[topic]".
Strangely, other engines do better at this.