A new feature known as “Fact check” has been launched by Google. This feature is meant to add a label just next to news stories that exist in search results.
According to Google’s head of News Mr. Richard Gingras, the Fact Check will assist readers to locate fact checking in large stories in the category of News.
Mr. Gingras also urged the sites which are already having a fact checking service to go on and apply so that they can be included to appear in search results.
“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 US and the UK,” Gingras added in a blog post.
Fact check is expected to appear with other news firms in Google News it will “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”.
Google will make a determination whether there is need of a fact check for a news story by the use of a technique known as claim review. Already, it has labeled stories that contain tabs such as related, local sources and opinion.
In the past few years, fact checking has become something which is increasingly popular.
There are over 100 online sites with fact checking. This is according to Duke University Reporter’s Lab.
However, when it comes to fulfilling the purpose that they are intended for, some of the fact check sites which are run by algorithm have not been fortunate.
In order to make its posts more automated, in the month of August after the claims of left- wing bias, Facebook had overhauled the trending features in its site.
The fact check from Google has just come in the final run-up period to next months United States presidential election.
Some of the known websites with fact check are BBC and The New York Times.
These sites use fact check to keep tabs on the campaign for the Oval Office.