Google is rolling out a new 'search' feature: Here's how it can tell users about fake news
Google is rolling out a new feature called 'About this Result' to let users know about fake news.
Social media platforms have played a big part in surfacing Fake News. And fake news or misinformation have always put people in trouble. So know before sharing any piece of news or know the source before reading it. Google has rolled out a wide spread of features to make life easier, and among them, 'About this Result' is one that will let you know the sources of the search results.
Google, in a blog post, said, "Based on Wikipedia's open editing model, which relies on thousands of global volunteers to add content, these descriptions will provide most up-to-date verified and sourced information available on Wikipedia about the site. If it's a site you haven't heard of before, that additional information can give you context or peace of mind, especially if you're looking for something important, like health or financial information."
Google users have to trust the process, and if any website doesn't have a Wikipedia address, then Google will show any additional context related to that. The connection to the site is secured based on HTTPS protocol which encrypts data between website and browser.
It was first launched in February in the US and now gradually it will be available everywhere.