Google launched a new feature, fact check in its new section of the site. It means that a new label will appear next to the news stories in the search results. According to Richard Gingras, the head of Google News, the new label will help the readers to find factual ones in large news stories. The sites that already have a fact checking service can go ahead and apply now to add the label for their articles in the search results.
The company had earlier added a “Local Source” tag to highlight the news articles from the local regions. The latest, fact check tag will be visible in the expanded division of the each story in Google News for desktop, iOS and Android. The service will be available first in the US and UK.
Richard Gingras, Head of News at Google said:
Google News determines whether an article might contain fact checks in part by looking for the schema.org ClaimReview markup. We also look for sites that follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks. Publishers who create fact-checks and would like to see it appear with the “Fact check” tag should use that markup in fact-check articles.
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