- On February 16, 2018, Eric Schmidt, long-serving CEO of Google, held a talk at the TUM Speakers Series on OK, Google Whats the future?
Schmidt addresses how Google will filter "fake news"...discusses demographics and manipulation of the target demographics and elections. For instance:
"....indeed the German government has criminalized the transfer that the transference of fake news and you have to actually remove it when you encounter it which we're indeed doing"
"we're also worried about some of the things that we've seen in misinformation a typical example you've had a little bit of this in Germany and in Europe although not as bad as the United States government's interfering in elections by manipulating the news manipulating source so it's a lot much longer conversation but we built tools which will allow you to look at conversations online and decide how much hate you want to have in your conversation oh I like lots of hate I hate hate I don't want anything I want it to be inflammatory I want it to be calm right so we're giving you the control right of how you want to have this expression be there we're not trying to censor it in any way but we want you to be able to prioritize it in whatever thing you care about this has resulted in a product which we call 'protect your election' which indeed has been used here in Germany and France and Netherlands and check in Korea and you can betcha it's gonna be used in our 2018 elections in America as well as elsewhere as it becomes more successful because we're committed to these kinds of issues "