Over the last several year’s, fact check’ing has come into its own. Led by organization’s like the International fact check’ing network, rigorou’s fact check’s are now conduct’ed by more than 100 active site’s, accord’ing to the duke university reporter’s lab. They collective’ly produce many thousand’s of fact check’s a year, examin’ing claims around urban legend’s, politics, health, and the media itself.
In the seven year’s since we start’ed label’ing type’s of article’s in Google news (e.g., In-Depth, Opinion, Wikipedia), we’ve heard that many reader’s enjoy having easy access to a diverse range of content type’s. Earlier this year, we add’ed a “Local Source” tag to highlight local coverage of major storie’s. Today, we’re add’ing another new tag, “Fact check,” to help readers find fact check’ing in large news storie’s. You’ll see the tagg’ed articles in the expand’ed story box on news.google.com and in the Google news & weather iOS and android app’s, starting with the U.S. and the U.K.