Google will now have fact checking option in news articles
AFPOct 15, 2016, 01.32 PM
The move, announced Thursday, will allow readers on
The new feature is being introduced amid a war over facts between many major media outlets and Republican presidential nominee Donald
It also aims to stem the spread of "fake" news that may spread through social media.
"We're excited to see the growth of the fact-check community and to shine a light on its efforts to divine fact from fiction, wisdom from spin," Google news chief
Google News "determines whether an article might contain fact checks" using an algorithm that evaluates claims and by seeking websites "that follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks," the statement said.
Trump has forced fact-checkers to work overtime with a seemingly relentless stream of untruths and exaggerations about his past, and he has hit back at the media for damning revelations.
On Thursday, Trump savaged US media for reporting "outright lies" that he groped and forcibly kissed women who came forward to tell their stories to news outlets.
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