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Google adds fact check tag to news search engine

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Internet’s most widely used search engine Google has added to its News section a new function – «fact check» offering readers the possibilities to check facts included in the particular news story.

Fact check would appear in News search results with news organisations in Google News and will, according to Google, «shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction».

Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news division, explained the addition would «help readers find fact checking in large news stories».

«You’ll see the tagged articles in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the U.S. and the UK,» the firms representative commented in a blogpost.

BBC reports that Google will determine whether a fact check is needed for a news story using the claim review technique.

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