Google is joining efforts to fight misinformation on its search engine. The tech giant said it will start warning users about the reliability of search results on certain topics.
Sensational News normally gets more people looking for information and one of the fastest ways to get information is to turn to the popular search engine. However, the information available is sometimes scarce and unreliable, and Google intends to warn its users.
“While Google search will always be there with the most useful results we can provide, sometimes the reliable information you’re looking for just isn’t online yet,” the company explains.
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“This can be especially true for breaking news or emerging topics, when the information released first may not be the most reliable. “
In cases where search results can change quickly, users will receive a warning that says “it looks like these results are changing quickly”, with a caption explaining that “if this topic is new it can sometimes take a long time to that the results be added by reliable sources. “the blog post reads. This is one way of advising users to check once reliable information on the subject is available.
The tool will be deployed initially in the United States but should be expected in the rest of the world in the coming weeks.
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