Thursday October 13, 2016

Google Now Highlighting Fact-Checks In The News

Google announced today that it has added a new "fact-check" tag to its Google News service. Who needs this? Just do like I do and just assume that everything you read on the internet is fake. big grin

In the seven years since we started labeling types of articles in Google News (e.g., In-Depth, Opinion, Wikipedia), we’ve heard that many readers enjoy having easy access to a diverse range of content types. Earlier this year, we added a "Local Source" Tag to highlight local coverage of major stories. Today, we’re adding another new tag, "Fact check," to help readers find fact checking in large news stories. You’ll see the tagged articles in the expanded story box on and in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the U.S. and the U.K.