Caution! This is Exactly How Google Will Warn Users About Fake News

Google Search will now caution users if the topic searched does not have sufficient verified information. With this, Google is increasing its efforts to curb the increasing prevalence of fake news and offer more context about search results. 

Today, a lot of people look for news or a story related to a specific topic and form an opinion based on the first few results that are displayed. Besides, in many instances, users also misattribute the story to Google instead of the actual source. Google intends to change that with the new changes. 

Google will now display a very clear message when the platform is not sure about the authenticity of the search results due to a lack of sufficient information on the web. 

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Misconceptions about Google search

A lot of people around the world view Google as an encyclopedia rather than a search engine. Users tend to ignore that Google primarily just picks and places websites and shows the top results that its AI deems the most accurate match. 

Users need to realize that the system can make mistakes, and at times some people also cheat the system to boost the ranking of misleading results. 

There are plenty of occasions when Google is unsure whether search results are accurate or correct. According to the company, this usually occurs when the topic is evolving, such as breaking news stories. 

Google will not put up a notice on the top of the results to indicate that the results are changing and to check again for updates from verified and dependable sources. 

In a blog post, Google said that access to verified, reliable, and relevant information is very important in today’s digital world. It also said, “While Google Search will always be there with the most useful results we can provide, sometimes the reliable information you are searching for just isn’t online yet.”

The new message or notice will be initially launched in English in the U.S. and gradually develop the feature in the forthcoming months.

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Karandeep V

Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency.  At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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