Google Now Fact Checks Your Search Terms To Identify Fake News Sites

April 12, 2017

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Knowing what is real news and fake news is about to get easier when you are making a Google search.  The Alphabet Company says it has debuted a new Fact Check Box feature that aims to alert users if what they're searching is fact or fiction.  Instead of curtailing your search results based on bias, the searchable term will be vetted for its accuracy and the results will display below the link to your search term.  So far, Snopes and PolitiFact are the two main fact-checking resources but Google says any publisher can become part of the system as long as they meet a strict set of standards.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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