Sunday, April 9, 2017

Google adds fact-check findings to search and news results

Much like Facebook, Google is calling on fact-checking organizations to help it bust fake news. But it’s starting in a pretty small way.

Beginning today, Google will present richer information from fact-checking sites like PolitiFact and Snopes when they show up in search and news results worldwide. Those sites will be able to display richer information on Google, including directly noting whether they’ve judged a claim to be true, false, or somewhere in between.

Fact-checks won’t get featured or boosted in results

What this update won’t do is improve the search rank for fact-checking sites or bring their information to the top of the page in Google’s “featured snippets” box. So while this change will help fact-checking sites stand out...

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