Eric Schmidt said Google News would lower the number of Russian official rankings


on Google’s news and advertising platform, where Russian government media were found to be often displayed in a favorable position, making the search giant face criticism. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, said at the Halifax International Security Forum that they knew about the situation and were tweaking the system from Google news to search for Russian official and then lower its rankings . The official Russian media targeted by Google are RT and sputnik,schmidt that they are spreading misleading information or worse. He says Russia’s strategy is fairly transparent and usually involves amplifying information. He says the pattern is detectable and can be lowered to the priority level. He stressed that Google preferred not to block the site, he also strongly opposed censorship, he preferred to support the rankings.