April 7, 2017
We live in an era of so-called fake news, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that internet giants are actively improving their content by attempting to separate fact from fiction.
This week, the world’s largest search engine – Google – became the latest to apply quality control with a new feature which adds fact-check ‘tags’ to news and search results.
Starting today, the company will work with third-party verification sites such as PolitiFact and Snopes to check content for its millions of users.
Together, they’ll add quality markers which rate the veracity of the journalism and, as a result, encourage greater accuracy from the sources.
Interestingly, the editing won’t be controlled by a single committee or company.
This article was posted: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:01 am