Google has said that it will improve its Search algorithms in order to protect people from various forms of harassment. According to Mashable, Google said at I/O last month that it is working on a new underlying technology called Multitask Unified Model (MUM) that will allow it to answer more sophisticated search questions. Now, the business has disclosed that it will be improving its Search in order to protect people from various forms of abuse.
At the moment, Google highlights harassment when consumers manually report websites that post stuff about them without their permission and demand payment to remove it. Google reviews the information provided by someone who has been harassed and, as a result, removes the page from search results while also lowering the website’s overall ranking.
The search engine giant intends to improve this process by not only focusing on the malicious site, but also lowering the rankings of similar “poor quality” predatory websites that show in search results. This could help to protect those who have been subjected to recurrent harassment as a result of unfavourable information being posted about them online without their permission.
“Our strategy has stayed consistent over the years of constructing Search: we take examples of searches where we’re not doing the greatest job of producing high-quality results, and we look for ways to enhance our algorithms,” the company stated.
“We don’t “correct” individual inquiries this way because they’re often a sign of a larger problem that affects numerous searches. Over the last two decades, we’ve deployed sophisticated technology, tools, and quality signals, making Search work better every day, and we’ve deployed advanced technology, tools, and quality signals, making Search work better every day “Google has been added. Because Google Search is so widely used around the world, it’s no wonder that the company periodically adds new features and redesigns the service.
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