Google Rolls Out ‘Fact Check’ Tool to Combat Fake News Worldwide

After “fake news” became such a popular topic during the election season, Google rolled out a fact checking program in October to verify the accuracy of American news articles. In the months since the election, Google has slowly, but surely, introduced it in countries around the world.

On Friday, the tech company announced that – thanks to their tech incubator Jigsaw – the “Fact Check” tag feature has been made available everywhere in every language. Now whenever someone looks up a news article in the Google Search engine, the Fact Check tag will clearly be displayed. The tag will contain information on who made the verification claim, when they filed the claim, and the facts checked.

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