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Google launches news initiative to combat fake news

Google launches news initiative to combat fake news

This helps publishers build the case for why their content is credible. That's why it's so important to us that we help you drive sustainable revenue and businesses. Second, he noted that Google's DoubleClick ad business is all about splitting revenue with publishers, with $12.6 billion paid out to partners a year ago. However, in an arena where its biggest rival Facebook has been hit with criticism for de-prioritising publishers in its news feed, Google's updates can also be read as a clear signal of intent that Google is willing to invest to get its publishing partners to continue working with the business.

Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism, which will live under a newly announced umbrella called the Google News Initiative. In the blog post, Target's Chief Information and Digital Officer Mike McNamara said its customers are reacting positively to being able to use a voice interface to make purchases. Google in a blog post accepts that it is "becoming increasingly hard to distinguish what's true (and not true) online".

At a New York City press event, Schindler told journalists and other industry attendees, "Our mission is inherently tied to your business". "The rapid evolution of technology is challenging all institutions, including the news industry-to keep pace". Early tests show that customers who used Google Shopping Actions bought an average of 20 percent more items.

Recent efforts have focussed on tackling misinformation during breaking news, with Google noting how "speculation can outrun facts", while "bad actors are publishing content on forums and social media with the intent to mislead and capture people's attention".

Google has chose to get serious about cracking down on the spread of fake news and the algorithms that enable its platforms to circulate these untrustworthy sources.

On YouTube's home page, Gringas said that a breaking news section, featuring verified authoritative sources has already been launched in 10 countries, helping users quickly learn the news of the day.

But we're also working directly with news organizations to combat misinformation.

Google is also teaming up with the Poynter Institute, Stanford University and the Local Media Association to launch MediaWise, a United States project created to improve digital information literacy among young consumers. The company worked alongside Harvard University's First Draft project. This is a photo from a verification training in the runup to the French elections a year ago.

Empower news organizations through technological innovation. Many news outlets have struggled to adapt to the change in format, with a reliance on ad revenue not paying off in the the same way due to the prevalence of ad blockers.


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