Google announces plan to combat spread of misinformation online

Over the next three years, we're committing $300 million toward meeting these goals.

The firm is also launching Subscribe with Google, a way for people to easily subscribe to various news outlets, helping publishers engage readers across Google and the web.

"We always haven't gotten it right", the company's chief business officer Philipp Schindler admitted to a crowd of journalists in NY and many more watching via livestream at Google offices around the world, including one in Toronto, on Tuesday.

Surojit Chatterjee, Director of Product Management for Google Shopping, explained the need for this seamless integration on the Google Inside Adsense blog.

Google has signed several major retailers to a new program under which their merchandise will be prioritized in Google search results, the Google Express shopping service, and the Google Assistant virtual assistant platform, according to a Reuters report.

Schindler also announced a partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School's First Draft to launch something called the Disinfo Lab, which will "use computational tools and journalistic oversight to monitor misinformation during elections".

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To combat this, Google is building on last year's efforts with their system emphasizing authoritative results rather than freshness or relevancy during these crisis events. Google also notes that this is a "company-wide effort" and that "news and quality journalism is a top priority for Google". If you've hit your final free New York Times article for the month, you'll be able to quickly set up a subscription with your Google account and pay with any card you've used with that account in the past. On participating news sites, you'll see a new option to "Subscribe with Google". Bad actors often target breaking news on Google platforms, increasing the likelihood that people are exposed to inaccurate content. It was one of several announcements the search giant made in NY to improve ties with publishers whose content helps Google sell advertising. A News Consumer Insights dashboard running on Google Analytics aims to help news organizations understand and segment their audiences based on a subscriptions strategy.

Our hope, shared by our early development partners-McClatchy, the Financial Times, and The Washington Post-is that the user benefits of Subscribe with Google will also manifest as publisher benefits. Google has created a new module in Search that shows your subscriptions and articles from it, so you can get the news from the sources you trust first.

One of the other Google features in fighting disinformation will be a US$10m campaign to support global digital information literacy.

Other journalism tools include Outline from Jigsaw, an open source tool that acts like a purpose-built corporate VPN to let journalists safely access the internet and keep their communications secure, AI tools for journalists, and AMP Stories, a new open visual storytelling format build on AMP.

"A lot of the solutions with come from the journalism industry and the tech industry working together", Ramirez said in the YouTube video.


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