Many of us who have a credential with Google, may be using he “Google News” feature as a routine. Google has now published a Refreshed Webpage. The new design will allow Google Users to use the feature of the ‘tracking facility of global and local news on one screen. This Refreshed Design provides the ‘Your Briefing’, ‘Local news’, and ‘Top Picks’ section on a single page in different columns, hence making it easy for a user to use the page as a ready reckoner with news on topics and regions as desired by you.
The Reader, needs to log-in using the Google Credentials to view the page. The user is able to view the ‘Headlines’ section and alongside is also able to see the ‘Weather Widget’ on the side of it first.
Most importantly the “Fact Check” feature offered by Google are another way to easily find information that has been verified by independent fact-checking organizations, and this is then populated on the new Refurbished ‘Web Page’. If one is Looking to fact check a specific topic or story you heard about, Google in the back-end, has placed algorithms and engines to perform the same. This tool collects more than 1,50,000 fact checks from reputable publishers from around the world. The redesigned Google News also features a revamped Fact Check section, which now also shows you the original claim and verified assessment for more context. Earlier this year, Google rolled out a new “highly cited” label in search to highlight the original source for a story. All this and more is now available through the Desktop Web Page.
The Google News Web Page, is not available globally, and the feature is made available based on permissions on the Geo-IPs. The new roll-out of Google News is there in 125 countries and 40 languages, and it drives 24 billion clicks to publishers’ websites every month as on date. This “Google News” is also also available in India. It has also been reported that the feature will be returning to Spain after eight years, and this has been possible due to the revised copyright law in that country.