It all started as a prank by a 15 year old Tom Van detta. He tried to post an article which stated that he has been recruited by Google to work from home and that they would be paying a low salary.
Van detta, found out from a blog that there is a possibility of fooling Google’s news system by publishing fake news releases. He decided to try this out and submitted a fake release which claimed that this 15-year old New Jersey student has been recruited as one of Google’s youngest employees.
Merely few hours after this press release, he found out that this news has become the top news in Digg making it an incredible international technology story of the day. Google started displaying the reference in its own Google News.
Google engineers have to work on a filter which would check the creditability of any news that is being displayed in its search engine results to avoid such misleading news stories.