This Story Is Not Fake
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/9/2017 7:33:00 AM.
Google has launched a new fact-checking tool in an effort to weed out what it calls "fake news" from it's search results. The feature will incorporate the findings of websites like PolitiFact and Snopes to identify whether or not a certain claim is accurate. The tool was tested in October, and doesn't provide fact-checking information on every search. There could also be instances where a claim provides conflicting conclusions. Google says it hopes the feature will help users make more informed judgments.