Google’s New Feature Checks Fake News So You Can Share Without Looking Stupid
Its 2017, and the internet is jam-packed with fake news.
Were not talking about the presidents idea of fake news, either were talking about downright skewed information hidden in the deep, dark depths of Google.
Whether we like to admit it or not, were all guilty of accidentally sharing a fake news story or two and facing the embarrassment once someone points out it isnt factual.
With Googles new feature, we dont have to worry about that happening anymore.
Google just released anew Fact Check tag that will fact check certain news articles online and label them accordingly.
The new feature which was originally released in a select few countries in 2016 will be available globally in all different languages so people around the world can rest assured the articles theyre reading are true.
Certain articleswill be reviewed by third-party fact-checking organizations like PolitiFact and Snopes.
According to Mashable, Google made it clear only publishers who arealgorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information will be qualified.
The articles that been fact checked will be labeled with information aboutthe claim, who made the claim and finally, a summary indicatingwhether or not the article is factual. Some articles might display the summery false, or mostly true.
Unfortunately, Google has made it clear it possible the same search results will show different conclusions if variousfact-checking organizations judge the articles differently.
Regardless, the new feature will be helpful for people searching the web and trying to inform themselves with reliable and true information.
Another perk is you wont fall victim to sharing fake news on Facebook anymore.
If your company wishes to be included in Googles Fact Check feature, there are quite a few restrictions youll have to abide by.
To see if your publishing company will make the cut, check out the rules and stipulations here.
Happy searching, everyone!