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Dr Google almost always wrong

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Dr Google is almost always wrong; a recent study shows only 36 per cent of the first results are correct.

We have all had those moments of a sore throat, headache or a bit of an itch and wondered, what exactly it was, but instead of booking in an appointment with the local GP, the symptoms are typed into Google.

But a lead researcher at ECU says, don’t do it.

Only 36% of the first results are correct and only 52% of the top three results are correct according to Michella Hill.

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