Update to post on problems with Google Alerts and News
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I received a Google Alert that appeared to be a link to a post on the BN Americas news site about a service outage at Cuban email provider ETECSA, but it was not. Instead, it was a link to a post on a spam site called WN.com.
As you see below, the WN page has one sentence on the ETECSA outage, hidden in a sea of spam links and illustrated by a couple dancing on the beach.
Can you find the link to the BN Americas article? Can't Google come up with with an algorithm or black list to filter out this sort of "news?"http://cis471.blogspot.com/2015/09/is-internet-news-inevitably.html