Added new features for information verification to Google search results
Google announced 5 new ways to verify information in its blog post. Among the introduced features, “Perspectives” and “About this author” features stand out.
In order to verify the news appearing in the search results, Google, which started to provide more information about the source in 2021, has expanded the scope of the tools it offers in this field. The company cited 5 new ways to verify information in its blog post.
Among these new ways, features such as “ Perspectives ” and “ About this author ” stand out. The “Perspectives” feature, which we can translate as perspectives, includes the opinions of different journalists, experts and relevant people on the subject you are searching for. Perspectives is placed under Top Stories with its carousel view. What Google is aiming for with this feature is to eliminate monophony. The feature will be rolled out to users in the US who initially use Google in English. Users will be able to access the feature on mobile and desktop versions.
The “About this author” feature, which we can translate about this author, as the name suggests, allows users to get more information about the author and the content. Thus, users can quickly access information about the author in Google’s search results. The feature will be available to all users who use Google in English as part of the search results. However, it is worth noting that the feature is also included in Perspectives.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Google started to publish information verification tools with the “About this result” feature in 2021. The “About this result” feature was only available to those who use Google in English until now. The company will begin to offer the “About this result” feature to users from all over the world in the coming days. Users will be able to access more detailed information about the search result by pressing the 3 dots at the top of the search results.
With these developments, it should be noted that the “About this page” feature will be available to all users as of today.
In the blog post, Google detailed its investments in information verification as well as features. If you remember last year, Google and YouTube announced that they had given a $13.2 million grant to the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) , a non-profit organization within the Poynter Institute . This grant was to be used to create a new Global Fact-Checking Fund. Thus, IFCN would be able to support its network of 135 fact-checking organizations covering more than 80 languages from 65 countries. The company stated that the Global Fact-Checking Fund will open in the coming days.