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International Fact Checking Day: Google unveils new features to track fake news


Fake news has at all times been a priority in India and on International Fact-Checking Day, know-how big Google has give you a listing of directions and ideas that can assist a person to verify the authenticity of the content material. 

The search-engine big has launched new features to uncover fake data on-line. In a weblog submit, Alexios Mantzarlis, ‎News and Information Credibility Lead at Google News Lab, revealed that greater than 50,000 new truth checks got here up on Google Search with all fact-checks receiving greater than 2.4 billion impressions in search throughout that time-frame.

Google has revealed the steps to decide truth checks in a help web page the place it stated that publishers of the content material should meet sure necessities to be a trusted supply of knowledge, which is decided by an algorithm.  

“The content around fact checks must tell you the claims that are being checked, conclusions about these claims, and how they were reached and explains citations and primary sources of information”, Google stated on its help web page on fake data. 

Here are the steps to verify the authenticity of content material: 

Multiple sources: Google asks customers to verify all the protection of a news piece in the event that they swap to news mode or seek for a subject in Google News. 

Dig extra in regards to the supply: Google urges customers to dig out extra details about the supply of an article or web site by clicking on three dots on the appropriate of an article.. However, that is solely out there within the US. 

Confirmation in regards to the occasion happening on the stated location: Google additionally asks customers to affirm the veracity of the placement of an occasion by Google Earth or the Street View of a location on Google Maps. 

Google’s fact-checker: Google has give you a fact-checker software, which helps customers to sort a key phrase and search for claims made by news publication and truth checks listed by Google. 

Check if a picture is true or fake: Fake and deceptive images have at all times been a headache and to assist customers,  Google factors out that customers can verify if a picture is genuine by right-clicking on a photograph and choosing “Search Google for Image.”  

Mobile customers can carry out the identical exercise by touching and holding the picture for a while. Google will then verify if the picture has appeared on-line earlier than and the context by which it appeared.

 

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