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In August 2019, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced that it was developing Knoys, its "conservative friend" option for Google News. Kunuz lived quietly in January 2020 and has officially passed away less than eighteen months later today. p>
In practice, Knewz was a news picker, a bit like Google News. Artificial intelligence algorithms have been used to scrape content from hundreds of news sources, with human editors used to "highlight a range of topics with a broad perspective". The site design was particularly attractive, with the project's yellow titles, inconsistently sized tile designs, and frequent use of bold, underline, and italic pages in the same title.
It is difficult to pinpoint the real reason for the competition against News competitor in Google News. Although Knewz presented itself as a way to "escape biased bubbles," a 2020 independent experiment from the Center for Digital Journalism shows otherwise. The show's landing page was shown 17 times in February/March 2020, followed by Fox News on the 10th. The Daily Mail came in second, and NBC News and The New York Times came in last. On the Knewz policy page, the conservative trend was more pronounced, with links to Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Ben Shapiro's The Wire and The Daily Caller by Tucker Carlson than links to the Wall Street Journal featured in News Corp. In addition to providing a conservative feed, the site may have been used to pressure Google to pay for company news with Fox, Wall Street Journal, and other media headlines. The “Google pressure” theory is very likely, especially since their news media tend to write it down. The Wall Street Journal said News Corp. "sued [Google News] for not adequately compensating publishers for coverage of startup Knewz, and the review seen in Death Today's report it repeats.
Why Knewz Shutter Now?
Today's Knowz.com farewell message simply says "we certainly had a source, but to no avail" and the group provides links to "some of the world's most popular news sites" - all of which are News Corp's media outlets. - Including (oddly) Housing.com and mansionglobal.com, but it may be a significant factor. They were in place at the time of Knewz's closure.
In February 2021, News Corp reached an agreement with Google under which it paid The search giant "big payments" to continue media headlines from News Corp. including Fox News, The New York Post, The Sun and The Wall Street Journal.
With financial deal closed and exploited by Google , Murdoch's website may simply be outdated. The most important head of P. p>
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