Google’s “featured snippets” that sometimes top the usual search results aim to give “one true answer” to your search question. And sometimes, that works really well. Unfortunately, too often the snippet displays wildly inaccurate information from unreliable sources. Adrianne Jeffries, senior editor at The Outline, lists both comical and disturbing examples of answers that Google deemed true and worthy of promotion and explains why she thinks misleading snippets are even more dangerous than fake news. getAbstract recommends double-checking Google’s top answers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Google’s “featured snippets” don’t always give good answers and
- Why Google uses featured snippets.
About the Author
Adrianne Jeffries is senior editor at The Outline and a reporter with experience in print, video, audio and Snapchat journalism.
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