Google is working on a feature to mark frequently visited sources with a “frequently cited” label. Sources may include local press releases, interviews, press releases, and official announcements. Whenever other sites link to it, the tag is added to the thumbnails in search results.
Google said it’s also updating Search to include “fast-evolving topics” and “about this result.” The tech giant noted that the “oft-cited” label would help highlight original reports and provide users with accurate information that other publications may have misrepresented. It also helps readers find press releases directly from the company itself.
Google will also expand its efforts to help readers evaluate search results by showing notifications on “fast-moving topics.” The notification reminds them to confirm that the source can be trusted and gives them the opportunity to come back for more information when they get more information.
Learn more about each site online
You search online and see a story from a website you’ve never heard of before. In these cases, it can be helpful to check the source – for example, if you’re looking for information on a popular new investment option, you’ll want to make sure you follow the advice of a source with financial expertise. Use “About this result” to easily check the source directly in your search.
This tag appears in Top Stories. You can find it in anything from investigative articles to interviews, announcements, press releases, or local news articles, as long as other publishers link to it for relevance. We are particularly interested in the potential to improve original reporting, making it easier for people to discover and connect with editors and journalists whose work adds unique value to stories.
The much-cited brand will soon be available in English on mobile devices in the US and globally in the coming weeks.
Fact-checking by an independent fact-checking agency: Google is working on a feature to mark frequently visited sources
Fact-checking on Google is another easy way to find information verified by independent fact-checkers. If you search for potentially controversial topics, you may see fact-checking articles in the results. These results display snippets to help you understand background information about your claim. Additionally, when you browse Google News on your desktop, you can see recent fact-checked claims from independent publishers in your area as they relate to the day’s headlines.
Want to fact-check a specific topic or story you’ve heard? You can use Google’s Fact Check Explorer to search for various topics you have questions about. The tool collects more than 150,000 fact-checks from well-known publishers around the world.
Support global fact-checkers
Additionally, through Google News, Google is working on supporting new efforts to enhance fact-checking around the world. Google partners with the nonprofit Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to provide training and resources to fact-checkers and industry experts around the world. IFCN will develop a program to encourage collaboration on emerging issues, support anti-harassment fact-checkers, and host a series of workshops on digital tools and technologies. Support will also be provided to help participants from underrepresented communities attend the Global Fact 9 event in Oslo later this year.