There is a lot of talk around Project Veritas – of course, hard to know for sure if the documents “leaked” are real or not but even if they are real, there was nothing that “shocking” to me as Google News gets about 4,000 applications per month and accepts only about 18-25% of those.
(2)‘s web spam team may feed the manual actions from its database to the News team.
(3)Discover may have a blacklist of sites not allowed to show up in Discover.
(4)has a term named “Fringy search” which is interesting.
Here are my tweets with the documents:
Web spam manual actions to be fed toNews?
And “fridgy” search Google News submissions is a lot more than I expected.