We’re a little late on this story, but it’s worth a look. What happens when user-generated content gets an authoritative platform? Neutral point of view may have its problems, but it does provide a standard that the question-and-answer search engine ChaCha doesn’t apparently meet. It may have been an interesting political intervention on the part of ChaCha’s writers (rightwing or otherwise) to contribute “answers” to questions of opinion. But ostensibly, these tendentious ChaCha “answers”—appearing on Android’s Iris (its version of Siri)—had been edited and vetted. See NewsyTech video coverage here.
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