Google is all set to make Google News more reader friendly. The company announced that fact checking articles in Google News will have a ‘Fact Check’ tag. The tag will display in Google News on the web and in the Google News & Weather application on iOS and Android.
Using this tag, users can easily access fact-checking articles related to major news stories, starting in the U.S. and the U.K.
In an official blog post, Richard Gingras, head of news at Google, wrote:
“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.
Now when a user taps the arrow to read more about a particular article / news, he can see articles tagged with ‘fact check’. This comes in the addition with other existing News tags “Opinion” and “In-Depth. Users can tap these articles to read fact-checking information associated with the original story.
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