The problem of fake news on the Internet cannot be solved. In fact, it has gotten too big for tech giants like Twitter, Facebook. Google contain. Twitter helps mark tweets as “compromised media” and so on. Facebook also has a few tools, but they are not enough. And now Google is going to introduce a function in search to notify users of fake news.
At the recently completed I / O 2021 eventGoogle talked about a feature called “About This Result” in search. The feature informs users more about the sources of the search results. Google works with Wikipedia to. Users can see how a particular website describes itself and a link to their Wikipedia page is displayed. “Based on Wikipedia’s open editing model, with thousands of global volunteers adding content, these descriptions provide the most up-to-date verified and related information available on Wikipedia through the website. If it’s a website you haven’t heard before This additional information can give you context or security beforehand, especially if you are looking for important information such as health or financial information, ”said Google in a blog post.
If a website doesn’t have a Wikipedia description, Google will show users additional context that may be available, e.g. B. When Google indexed the website for the first time.
Google users can also determine whether their connection to the website is secure by using the HTTPS protocol, which encrypts all data between the website and the browser they are using, so that they can stay safe while surfing the Internet.
In particular, the feature was introduced in the United States in early February this year. It is now expected to reach all users later this month starting with the results in English. More speech outcomes are expected to be added in the future. The feature will initially be available on Android on mobile devices and on the desktop.