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Old April 9th, 2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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This is what Google's new fact check feature in its search results looks like

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Google is wading into the battle against online fake news and adding a fact check to its search results.

The Californian tech giant announced on Friday that it is rolling out globally a feature in its search and news results that will assess the authenticity of information shown.

Google isn't doing this fact-checking itself: Instead, it's relying on respected independent fact-checking organisations like PolitiFact and Snopes to provide the info.

So if you search for "27 million people enslaved," for example, a fact-check box will appear at the top of the search results, telling you that PolitiFact says US Senator Bob Corker's claim that 27 million people are trapped in modern slavery is "mostly true."

Or in News results, it will stick a "Fact Check" option alongside the standard stories providing more details.

In a blog post, Google cautions that this isn't Google passing judgment on a particular claim: "This information won’t be available for every search result, and there may be search result pages where different publishers checked the same claim and reached different conclusions. These fact checks are not Google's and are presented so people can make more informed judgments. Even though differing conclusions may be presented, we think it's still helpful for people to understand the degree of consensus around a particular claim and have clear information on which sources agree."

It adds: "As we make fact checks more visible in Search results, we believe people will have an easier time reviewing and assessing these fact checks, and making their own informed opinions."

Google adds fact check feature to Search, News results globally - Business Insider


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It will be politically driven.


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Old April 9th, 2017, 10:46 AM   #3
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It will be politically driven.


Yes. Alphabet is just publicly passing the buck.
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Yes. Alphabet is just publicly passing the buck.
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