bbc article on google working to improve its news searches.
The patent would create a system to compare the track record and credibility of different news sources …. The system means a news story written by trusted sources such as the BBC or CNN could be outranked by a more obscure publication if the latter is a more current story. … There could, however, be issues about how the quality of different news sources is decided, as quality is a far more subjective notion than the current parameters of date and relevance, he [Julian Smith, an analyst with Jupiter Research] said.
I’m going to bite my tongue and try to not comment on the er, crediblity and trusted-ness of publications such as BBC and CNN. I’m very sorry Shanna, please forgive me.