Google search engine will roll out updates to Search (search) and News (news) in order to reduce the spread of misinformation. Since June 2021, the company has been labeling results on “fast-moving topics,” including things like breaking news and fast-moving viral videos. The search engine may offer to return to the information later for details if they appear. Starting March 31 in the US (in English), labels will include some information literacy tips.
The idea is to help people evaluate whether the information they see is legitimate. Google will suggest actions like checking the publication date and looking up the author’s name to see if they are trustworthy. About it reported edition of Engadget.
Google News will have a new label in Top Stories to identify sources that are widely cited by other news organizations. It will be applied to news from local newspapers, interviews, investigative materials, announcements and press releases cited by other publishers.
Initially, specific markings will be available on mobile devices in the US (English only). Google then plans to roll it out globally in the coming weeks.
Previously, Google promised to introduce a new machine learning model, MUM, which aims to find “a wide range of personal search queries in crisis situations.”