Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results. Fact check will appear with other news organizations in Google News and will, Google says, “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”. Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news, added it will “help readers find fact checking in large news stories”.

He said sites which already have a fact-checking service can apply to be included to appear in search results. “You’ll see the tagged articles in the expanded story box on and in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the US and the UK,” he added in a blog post. FULL REPORT