The internet, as we learned all too well during the election, makes the public more susceptible to fake news. Facebook announced fake news-spotting tips for its users this week. Now Google has expanded a tool to help users decide how true a given search result might be by telling users if it’s been fact-checked. Its “fact-check” label for news stories shows up when a Google search includes a questionable claim. Started last year, this feature is now available in every language for Googling around the globe.
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