Google has unveiled new features to counter fake news. (2021)

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Fake news has already been an issue in India, and on International Fact-Checking Day, technology behemoth Google has released a set of guidelines and tips to assist individuals in determining the validity of the information.
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The search engine behemoth has developed new methods for identifying false content on the internet. Alexios Mantzarlis, News and Information Credibility Lead at Google News Lab, reported in a blog post that more than 50,000 new fact checks appeared on Google Search over that time period, with all fact-checks earning more than 2.4 billion impressions in search.

There is a great deal of obligation that comes with getting a lot of independence. The popular Spider-Man quote also applies to the internet. With too much freedom to share stories online, it is our duty to ensure that what we read is real before sharing it with our peers.

Fortunately, Google makes the task a bit easier. The search engine giant has specific actions that a general user should take to ensure the story they are reading is accurate in a blog post on its website or fake news. This is particularly relevant in the current world, which is threatened by the threat of the coronavirus.

On a help page, Google announced the steps to determining fact checks, stating that publishers of material must satisfy certain conditions to be a reliable source of knowledge, which is decided by an algorithm. Multiple sources: When users turn to news mode or search for a subject in Google News, Google asks them to review the entire coverage of a news piece.

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Dig deeper into the source: Google encourages users to dig deeper into the source of an article or website by clicking on the three dots to the right of the article. However, this is only accessible in the United States.

“The material surrounding fact checks must tell you the statements that are being reviewed, assumptions about these claims, and how they were reached, as well as clarify citations and primary sources of evidence,” Google said on its false information help website.

Confirmation of the event’s location: Google often asks users to confirm the veracity of an event’s location through Google Earth or the Street View of a location on Google Maps.

Google’s fact-checker: Google has developed a fact-checker tool that allows users to enter a keyword and search for statements made by news publications as well as fact checks listed by Google.

Check whether an image is real or false: Fake news, Fake and misleading images have always been a source of concern, and Google informs users that they can check if a picture is genuine by right-clicking on a photo and choosing “Search Google for Image.”

Mobile users may do the same thing by touching and holding the image for a few seconds. Google would then assess whether or not the image has already existed online, as well as the context in which it appeared.

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Fake and misleading images have always been a source of concern, and Google informs users that they can check if a picture is genuine by right-clicking on a photo and choosing “Search Google for Image.”
Mobile users may do the same thing by touching and holding the image for a few seconds. Google would then assess whether or not the image has already existed online, as well as the context in which it appeared.

How to check whether the location is real or fake?

Google often asks users to confirm the veracity of an event’s location through Google Earth or the Street View of a location on Google Maps.

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