Friday, April 7, 2017

Google adds fact check to global search results in the war against fake news

Google is upping the ante in its battle against fake news and false information on the web by introducing fact checks from third parties in its search and news results. That information, supplied by the likes of PolitiFact and Snopes, will show up in cards with a ‘Fact Check’ tag when you use the company’s search engine or look up news. As the company noted in a blog post, “the snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.” Google first added fact checks to search back in October 2016…

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