Google to Start Adding ‘Fact Check’ Tag to Accurate News Articles in Search Results

Google to Start Adding 'Fact Check' Tag to Accurate News Articles in Search Results


  • Factually correct articles will bear ‘Fact check’ tag next to them
  • Google will check if websites are conducting fact checking on their own
  • It is currently rolling out in the US and the UK

How many times have you been proven wrong among your friends because something you said was factually incorrect? You then actually doubt your knowledge and regret referring to some random article on the Internet. Well, this happens to almost everybody who easily trusts anything that is available on the Web without scrutinising it thoroughly. But now, Google is coming forward to help you save from that embarrassment. Google will now start showing you whether an article is factually correct or not by tagging it with the ‘Fact Check’ label in search results.

Readers will start seeing the tagged articles in the expanded story box on as well as in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the US and the UK, Google said in ablog post on Tuesday.

Google says organisations like International Fact-Checking Network and others are making continuous efforts to fact check articles, misinformed topics, sensationalised headlines, and other Internet hoaxes rigorously. By collaborating with them, Google aims to provide you almost accurate long news stories in the categories of health, politics etc. The websites that have correct and accurate information will be stacked in Google’s database, and will show you a visible ‘Fact Check’ label in the news section.

“In the seven years since we started labelling 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,” said Google in its blog spot enlightening the efforts the Internet giant has done to make news more relevant for the readers. Funnily enough, the latest Trump debacle has been reported to be misinforming people during the US Presidential election slated to happen in the near future – and Google is saving US citizens (and others who are interested as well) from making decisions in haste and confusion.

The Google News vertical has also explained the process the articles will now undergo to check whether it contains fact checks in part by looking for the ClaimReview markup. Meanwhile, Google will also look for the websites that follow the standard criteria for fact checking. The news websites and the publishers who enable fact-checks and are eager to see it appear with the “Fact check” tag have been advised by Google to use that markup in fact-check articles. So, if you are one of the publishers, you can head to Google’s help centre to know more on the procedure.

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Paytm Says may additionally start bills financial institution Operations in August

Paytm Says May Begin Payments Bank Operations in August

virtual bills company Paytm expects to start its payments financial institution operation in the united states of america by August.

The Noida-founded company had received an in-precept approval from RBI to installation a paymentsbank in August closing yr.

payments financial institution can take delivery of demand deposits and financial savings financial institution deposits from individuals and small companies, up to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh in keeping with account.

we hope to finish all the necessities and hand them to RBI for their movebeforehand by means ofAugust… by way of then, we will even have a brick and mortar set-up in vicinity,” Paytm co-founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma told journalists in New Delhi.

however, the point of interest might be on the usage of era and connecting the unbanked and underbanked populace, he delivered.

we are able to start with north east and relevant as we referred to at some point of the licenceprocedure,” he said.

post the launch of the bank, Paytm becomes an quit-to-cease fee monetary offerings company with banking and mobile wallet offerings. It also has an e-trade platform as well as helps virtual fee of recharge and application invoice fee.

one of the matters we are doing is introducing cards with QR codes, that allows you to allow users with out smartphones to transact,” Sharma stated.

in keeping with reviews, Paytm has partnered Wipro to create the requisite technology infrastructure for the bills bank commercial enterprise.

Disclosure: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s One97 is an investor in devices 360.

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NexGTv to Start Services in 140 Countries

NexGTv to Start Services in 140 Countries

Mobile TV application NexGTv said it has begun expansion of its services into 140 countries, and will expand its business in a phased manner.

“We are delighted to go live across the world. Our endeavour is to deliver the best product and streaming experience to our audiences across the globe. NexGTv will be currently targeting its expansion in more than 140 countries through the global billing on its Android app,” NexGTv COO Abhlesh Verma said in a statement.

The Gurgaon-based company has started streaming content in English, Hindi and Tamil. In the first phase, the company plans to expand its offering targeting Indian-origin viewers in the UK, Australia, Canada, and the US.

The company has secured worldwide rights for Rajshree Entertainment, One Network Entertainment, HT Media , Star Entertainment and 9X Media. It also has rights for ‘It’s My City’ series starring Priyanka Chopra.

“In the first phase, NexGTv has already secured the requisite digital rights to screen content beyond Indian borders for more than 11,500 hours of programming from close to 20,000 hours of programming it hosts on the platform,” Verma said.

Besides an Android version of its application, NexGTv will expand its presence to Apple’s iOS. “The company will initially focus on Indian diaspora onto its premium platform and then source local content in the country of presence for wide reach,” NexGTv spokesperson added.

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Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

Microsoft has announced that much like Apple, Google, and Mozilla, it too is wary of Flash. The company says that it will introduce changes to its new Web browser Edge alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this year to give users more control over Flash content. The company also noted that it doesn’t see Flash being a part of Edge in the future.

In a blog post, Edge team announced that, by default, the Web browser will pause Flash content such as advertisements and peripheral animations when a user visits such a Flash-rich webpage. The company says that there are plenty of Flash alternatives that a developer can use instead.

The company urges developers to move to “a future where Flash is no longer necessary as a default experience in Microsoft Edge.” The ultimate goal is to adopt newer standards such as RTC and Web Audio. In the coming months, the company says it will work on bringing more Flash control to users.

“Flash has been an integral part of the web for decades, enabling rich content and animations in browsers since before HTML5 was introduced. In modern browsers, Web standards pioneered byMicrosoft, Adobe, Google, Apple, Mozilla, and many others are now enabling sites to exceed those experiences without Flash and with improved performance and security,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Google made a similar announcement for Chrome last year. At the time, the company noted that Flash content was impacting battery and memory hog. “This transition to modern Web standards has benefited users and developers alike. Users experience improved battery life when sites use efficient web standards, lowering both memory and CPU demands. Developers benefit as they are able to create sites that work across all browsers and devices, including mobile devices where Flash may not be available.”

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