Google has launched a new search filter to its “advanced search page” that allows people to sort content based on reading level – basic, intermediate, or advanced. It also allows you to chart how ‘smart’ or ‘dumb’ any website is by using the search function.
On Wednesday we posted the 10 dumbest US news sites, thanks to Adam Sherk, who analysed 25 of the biggest newspapers, magazines, TV, wire services and Web-only news organisations to see how they stacked up.
Now here are the “smartest” news sites, based on which site has the least content rated at a “basic” reading level.
Once again — Google hasn’t detailed how it measures reading level, but here are some possible explanations.
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