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Google intensifies action against fake news websites

The initiative is aimed to block fake news from appearing on its portal- Google News. Google’s move will help readers to identify real and fake information.

Internet giant Google has intensified its effort to take action against those websites that “misrepresent or conceal their country of origin”. This has been revealed after Google updated its guidelines.

The initiative is aimed to block fake news from appearing on its portal- Google News. Google’s move will help readers to identify real and fake information.

The guidelines also made it clear that “advertising and other paid promotional material” on news pages “cannot exceed your content”. Google News may also remove sites participating in “other misleading practices not listed in these guidelines,” the company said.

Those not abide by the rules likely to face removal of articles or even result into removal of whole website from Google News.

Publishers have been permitted publishers to file a spam report in case they find a false news site or in case of violation of Google News inclusion guidelines.

This move will curb mushrooming of various news websites which keeps publishing irrelevant and unverified facts, figures and information which may result into information available on the internet more authentic and reliable enough.

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