Google’s Expands Its Fact Checking Search Worldwide
Google launched a fact checking feature for articles in October last year, on Google news in UK and US. This garnered positive response, providing more efficiency to Google search. Now Google has launched an expansion to its fact checking search services around the world, which is said to include a fact check, to verify if the news is fake or true.
It is a basic search listing with a special call out system, to showcase who is making a particular claim and who is giving validation to the verdict. This will be added at the bottom of article, in the listing as false or true that will give the insight to the readers, about what they will be reading in the article. Google has multiple sites like Snopes, which will provide the fact check in two different categories, true or false; or any other, giving an approximate percentage of reliability to the source. Any publisher can add these fact checks to their website or articles by tagging content proof.
This might also raise some conflicts, as Google will list a number of fact checking articles which might include a couple of favors and conflicts, contradicting your search question or subject. This can also bring up multiple fake fact checks appearing profoundly true. This is because Google is granting power to every website, to mark itself as fact checking article.
Fact checking articles are not getting any form of special rank or boost, therefore there is no chance of them moving to first page results or listing. For more information regarding the matter you can visit Google’s blog post, covering all the questions that you might be getting in your head, regarding the matter.