In order to ensure that you get the whole picture, Google is now adding additional features to its search results context, which already helps you comprehend the news. To begin, a new Views carousel presents perspectives from experts, journalists, and “other important voices” on a specific news issue. After the Oscars, for example, you may watch actors’ and reviewers’ reactions. Perspectives will be accessible in the United States shortly for English users.
You may also read more about the journalists that write news articles. An “About this author” section nestled within “About this result” will provide information about the producers’ backgrounds and promote the usage of reliable sources. Google is rolling out author information in English globally, and you can now find it in the Perspectives carousel.
At the same time, the corporation is improving several of its current features. In the next few days, “About this result” will be accessible for all search languages. Users in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese are also receiving alerts for quickly developing articles. When you search for an organization’s website, you’ll now see “About this page” information towards the top of the results. You’ll have a better idea of whether or not the website of that organisation is worth viewing.
The new capabilities complement Google’s bigger effort to combat disinformation and encourage news literacy via education, fact-checking, and auxiliary information. Ideally, searchers would strive for more credible information while also avoiding media bubbles that promote prejudices. It’s unclear how effectively the modifications will assist in practice (it does need a willingness to double-check material, after all), and it won’t help Google avoid bias charges. They may, nevertheless, be particularly valuable to students who wish to validate the quality of their sources for essays and research papers.