Google steps up fight against fake news by escalating fact-check tool
The giant of Internet Search engine Google which introduced a new fact-checking tool that allows the readers to determine whether the given news is a true story or the fake news. It works through an algorithmic process from schema.org which was known as Claim Review, where the live stories will be interconnected to the fact checking websites and articles. The main purpose of this tool is to allow readers to quickly evaluate or debunk stories they read online.
The fact-checking tool is initially available in the UK and US through the Google News site as well as the News & Weather apps for both Android and iOS.
The fact-checking stories will appear onscreen under the main headline. Readers can easily identify if the stories are fake or if claims in the headline are false or being extravagant.
Now, Google has launched its Fact Check tool in three more countries, as it steps up its efforts to fight against the fake news.
The feature which was first launched in the US and UK last October, ahead of the Presidential election, and it has been moved into France and Germany also.
Both Google and Facebook have faced a lot of disapprovals for the spread of fake news, and both companies assure that they are committed to fight against fake news. The fake news problem is the severe issue where we can see many online news portals, social networks where any news can be spread throughout the world within a blink of an eye. It means a lot of different things to different people, and it’s often very hard to draw the line, obviously, between fake news and bad journalism.
The fake news problem is very, very seriously and think about what we can do there, the company’s chief business officer, Philipp Schindler, recently said at the Code Media conference.
President Trump has further muddied the waters by labeling unfavorable reports “fake news”, while also spreading false stories.
A fake news which was happened at last night in Sweden,” Mr. Trump recently said at a rally in Florida, referencing an incident which actually hadn’t taken place.
Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.
Finally, it was revealed that his speech had referred to a debunked Fox News report.