Google Fact Check Tag to Identify News: Fake or True!
Now a ‘Fact Check’ label will be shown on Google search which will specify whether the news is FAKE or TRUE.
This fact-check tagging feature is rolling out worldwide on Google Search and News, Google’s Jigsaw group introduced this program to Google News in the United States and United Kingdom in October.
Presently, results will appear as a summary displaying the claim, who said it, and which association fact-checked it.
Articles who have been checked from news publishers or fact checking organization will be shown and labeled.
Justin Kosslyn and Cong Yu of the Jigsaw group said, “With thousands of new articles published online every minute of every day, the amount of content confronting people online can be overwhelming. And unfortunately, not all of it is factual or true, making it hard for people to distinguish fact from fiction,”.
Publisher need to follow some rules to publish any news. It would only add publishers which are “algorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information” while the matter must follow to Google’s New Publisher fact-checking measures.
Google says, “users should expect to see search-result pages with conflicting conclusions by different publishers”.
Kosslyn and Yu wrote, “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 also instructs users to examine the dates, the evidence, other reports, questions whether the story is a true or false.
To stepped up this effort for combating with fake news Facebook, Google, and Twitter also initiated this program and providing this feature so that it can make full stop on spreading disinformation.
Though, Google and Facebook patch up the latest initiatives on the other side of the issue, it is the responsibility of the consumer for determining whether what they are reading is a lie or true.