Sunday, 9 April 2017

Google fights fake news with “Fact Check” tag

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“The Internet is the repository of the greatest library of useful & valuable information the world has ever seen – interspersed with the greatest collection of misinformation, biased reporting, nonsense, myth, rumour, half truths, error, misrepresentation & outright lies the world has ever seen.”1

Interspersion of, “... misrepresentation & outright lies”, has never been more of a problem than during the recent US presidential election. No sign of any improvement since.

Perhaps with this in mind, Google has enabled a Fact Check tag in Google News & Search results. “This label identifies articles that include information fact checked by news publishers & fact-checking organizations.”2

Google will flag fake news stories in search results”

Google is rolling out a fact check feature in its search & news results”

Google fights fake news in search with ‘fact check’ tags”

1 “What is the Internet?”,

2 “Fact Check now available in Google Search & News around the world”,
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