The year 2023 is just three months away and a Google report suggests that misinformation in India has reached an all-time high. To stop misleading information, Google has announced that it is launching the About This Result feature to find out and explain where the information is coming from.
The feature will be available globally and is also available in nine Indian languages such as Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Punjabi. Whenever a user searches for something in these languages, he or she can know more about its source if he or she clicks on the three dots next to the most texted Google search result. Clicking on those three dots will tell the user where the information is coming from and how the Google system determined that the information might be meaningful to them.
A Google blog says, ‘In addition, you will also get information about the websites you can visit and which results will be most effective for you. This feature is for all our products and reflects our contribution in the fight against misinformation.
Google runs a factory in India. It is a media literacy network led by over 250 journalists and other experts that conducts local workshops and events in over 15 Indian languages.
This year, FactShala is launching a program to help experiment with new and innovative formats around media literacy and will also launch a campaign for first-time voter youth in collaboration with 500 colleges.
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