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Google rolls out instant fact-check for search results

Now when search results are displayed, Google adds a note on whether independent verifiers have found the result to be false.

The search engine is relying on third parties for the fact-check.

Users are allowed to provide feedback on the fact-check.

Google has announced a major expansion of the Fact Check tool it first introduced back in October of last year to help counter fake news.

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we're making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere, and expanding it into Search globally in all languages You won't, however, be offered a Fact Check for every single search you conduct ...

Finally, the content must adhere to the general policies that apply to all structured data markup, the Google News Publisher criteria for fact checks, and the standards for accountability and transparency, readability or proper site representation as articulated in our Google News General Guidelines.

Google and Facebook have been criticised for an explosion in so-called fake news on their websites.

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