This is how Google will curb fake news
Fake news comes as one of the major issues which many of the big tech firms are facing lately. While Facebook has made efforts to address false news spreading on its website, Google has also taken a step to put an end to the menace.
While the internet giant has not yet publicly revealed what will it do to curb the issue, as per reports by Mashable, it has updated its Google News guidelines.Google intends to stop fake news from being reflected on its news portal, Google News. The new guidelines page says that news websites should not hide their location.
This will prevent the news from the website on Google News.
"Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose, or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users. This includes, but isn't limited to, sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises," says the company.
Though this is not a major change and won't be impacting the end users/readers significantly, it will definitely come as a positive and efficient move in addressing the fake news menace.
It is also important to note that Google News doesn't highlight news articles come under sections like- Advice columns, Job postings, How-to articles, Real estate listings and informational content such as weather forecasts and stock data.