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Google News battles era of spin with fact check label

October 23, 2016

google-news-logo-squareThere are countless ways to get fooled by fake news stories or politicians selling nonsense. Google News is cutting through the noise with a “Fact Check” tag.

Google is making it easier to cut through Internet nonsense with a new Google News tag purpose-built for our era of discontent, fake news stories on social media, and flat-out lies.

The search giant says you will soon see a “Fact Check” tag next to appropriate news stories in the expanded story box on Google News. The new tag is rolling out to the U.S. and U.K. editions of the Google News website, as well as the Google News & Weather apps for Android and iOS.

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