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Oil and Gas Industry Pushes Back: Google Asked to Label Anti-Fracking Websites as ‘Fake News’

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An oil and gas drilling advocacy group published an open letter to Google asking the search engine giant to consider “purging or demoting” websites spreading misinformation about hydraulic fracturing. Google rewrote its search engine algorithm to bury “fake news” websites in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. The industry-funded Texans for Natural Gas wants Google…

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2 thoughts on “Oil and Gas Industry Pushes Back: Google Asked to Label Anti-Fracking Websites as ‘Fake News’

  1. […] The fracking industry seems to be unbound with President Donald Trump in charge. The petroleum industry actually now has the temerity to demand that anti-fracking stories be labeled by Google as #FakeNews! […]

  2. […] The fracking industry seems to be unbound with President Donald Trump in charge. The petroleum industry actually now has the temerity to demand that anti-fracking stories be labeled by Google as #FakeNews! […]

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