Google has introduced a new Fact Check Tool in search results for news stories. Google News algorithmically connects fact checking articles with live news stories partly based on an established process called Claim Review. Only publishers that are algorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information will qualify for inclusion. Fact check labels are visible in the expanded story box on the Google News site, on both the iOS and Android apps and roll out for users in the USA and UK first.
Fake news websites seek to mislead rather than entertain readers, often for financial or political gain. Fact checking websites (Examples: FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com) authored guides on how to respond to fraudulent news.
FactCheck.org advised readers to check the source, author, date and headline of publications.
PolitiFact.com is a fact checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. Website uses a ‘Fake News’ tag so readers could view all stories PolitiFact has debunked.
Snopes.com is a well-known resource for validating and debunking Internet rumors and other such stories of unknown origin. Website warned readers social media was used as a harmful tool by fraudsters.