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Bring back Host Rank to enable filtering out unreliable sources

Host Rank allowed for filtering out sources with a low score. Without it, offensive, inappropriate, and fake sources creep into the News query results. The current mechanism of submitting individual source complaints is ineffective.

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  • Mar 28 2018
  • Needs review
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? Equity Research and other news query use cases in FSS
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    March 29, 2018 02:48

    Shouldn't we filter out inappropriate sources right from the start, rather than getting complaints from customers who didn't know to use "Host Rank"?

  • Kyle Babinowich commented
    April 20, 2018 18:16

    Jaysen, that would be great too, but we'd need a way still put priority for the WSJ/NYT/Post over some extreme far-left/right blog.  Even if that blog isn't "inappropriate", which frequently they are, it should not be returned with the same relevancy score. Without a way to sort by host rank, garbage comes up to the top, making the corpus look like it's poor quality.

  • DREW JOHNSON commented
    May 24, 2018 08:24

    Evn some sort of configuration that allows a customer to specify a list of 'preferred sources' would be a step in the right direction - I have an upcoming use case that wants to be quite restrictive on news sources, but exceeds the filtering capability.