In a recent blogpost Google announced that they will be adding “Fact Check” tag to Google News articles which will help readers find fact checking. The tagged articles will show in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps. This is being rolled out in the US and UK as of now.
“In the seven years since we started labeling types of articles in Google News (e.g., In-Depth, Opinion, Wikipedia), we’ve heard that many readers enjoy having easy access to a diverse range of content types. Earlier this year, we added a “Local Source” Tag to highlight local coverage of major stories. Today, we’re adding another new tag, “Fact check,” to help readers find fact checking in large news stories.”
“Google News determines whether an article might contain fact checks in part by looking for the schema.org ClaimReview markup. We also look for sites that follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks. Publishers who create fact-checks and would like to see it appear with the “Fact check” tag should use that markup in fact-check articles. For more information, head on over to our help center.”Google Adds Fact Check Tag To Help Fact Checking In Large News Stories!,