A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

Zack Whittaker
A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security specialist, who warned that a malicious user could use this bug to generate misinformation. Anything from countries, planets, tech news sites and more have cards that appear on the right-side of Google's search results, displaying other nuggets of information at a glance.