How Google's New Search Warnings Could Fight Misinformation

After a tumultuous year marked by unreliable messaging and the rapid spread of misinformation about a range of topics, Google’s new efforts to inform consumers about rapidly changing news might be a change we all needed.

Google is introducing new notifications to alert users when their search results might be inaccurate due to rapidly developing situations—a move experts say could help thwart misinformation and boost media literacy.

As part of a larger effort by Big Tech to counter online misinformation, the tech giant announced in a blog post that it has trained its systems to detect when there isn’t enough information about an evolving situation online to provide reliable results.

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