The internet is filled with too many fake news websites — not the ones Donald Trump keeps falsely accusing, but real sources of provably false information — and Google’s taking another step to stop this garbage from misleading people.
The tech giant is now blocking websites from showing up in search results on Google News when they mask their country of origin.
Per the company’s newly updated guidelines, content that will be displayed on Google News must abide by the following:
The change may seem small, but it will have wide-ranging impact. By not including websites that mask their country of origin, Google is effectively burying fake news and reducing its chances of spreading. Read more…