Google News: Search results limited

Exclusion of media and content – unclear criteria

Google Search is one of the most used search tools on the web. However, the Internet giant is cutting down on the lists of accepted media in the “Google News”.

Google News is a special search function that is offered for current affairs and news.

“It is important that users are much more critical in the future with the Google results, as perhaps was the case previously. If users cannot find articles on a current topic, they should try again with another search engine such as Bing or Yahoo,” one critic said.

Many object that the exclusion criteria are unclear and obviously not all media will be treated equally. “In response to our question, which asked about the decision base media, the Google News team pointed to very general guidelines, which state that in Google News, for example, no information, tips, instructions and advice pages are recorded,” Rafaela Möhl says of a affected online magazine.

These vague formulations show that is freedom of information is now severely limited. The following topics are already missing from the search engines, information and developments on current products and rates for the fixed network, Internet, mobile communications, electricity and finance.

Until now Google has been taking no action. One would have to conclude that Google arbitrarily excludes media and content from Google News meaning the user searches are often without any information.


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