Google: Health Search Results Indirectly Promote Vaccination.
This is great news, I hope that Google continues to vette out the crazy because the internet is becoming so buried in garbage to the point of becoming unusable, which is a horrible thing to say about my other brain.
Sometimes, it’s the little things.
I got an email the other day from someone who works with Google, telling me some cool news: They’ve updated their search results about health conditions. They now provide information that’s curated and vetted by doctors, including the Mayo Clinic!
That’s fantastic. So, for example, when you Google “measles,” the first couple of results are (as usual) news items, then links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mayo Clinic, and Wikipedia. I’ll note that when I dug down a few pages in the results list, there still wasn’t a single anti-vax site to be seen. Nice.