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... Almost one third of British secondary school children believe Google ranks search results in order of their truthfulness, according to new research by Ofcom.
The statistic - great news for Wikipedians, terrifying for the rest of us - was reported in the communications regulator's annual report on children's "media literacy", out today.
Only a slightly larger proportion - 37 per cent - believe results are ranked on their usefulness or relevance. The next generation of cynics - 14 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds - said websites pay money for the top spots.
As reported at The Register...
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so we left ..decades ago ..