On Thursday, Google announced that it would be adding a new “highly cited” label to its search results in order to direct users to reliable sources. If you’re looking to identify stories that have been frequently cited by other news organisations, a new label will be added to the Top Stories carousel. Mobile users in the US will soon be able to access the highly regarded label, which is expected to expand globally in the next few weeks.
The label will be applied to investigative articles, interviews, announcements, press releases, local news stories, and more. Google says it is particularly interested in how the label can be used to raise the quality of original reporting.
If a local news organization breaks an investigative story about problems in your local school district, the company explains in a blog post. Because it’s so big, media outlets around the world pick up the story. In the event that locals were not aware of the original story, what would have happened? You can now identify stories that have been frequently cited by other news organizations, making it easier for you to find the most relevant or helpful information for a news story. “
Additionally, Google is expanding its “rapidly evolving topics” notice, which appears next to breaking news in search results and indicates that information can take time to be published. Users in the United States will be reminded to check whether a source is reliable and to return later when more information is available for English-language searches, which go live today.
Just one day before today’s announcement, the search engine giant said it was rolling out improvements to its artificial intelligence model to make Google Search a more secure experience and better able to handle queries about suicide, sexual assault, and substance abuse. When people aren’t specifically searching for explicit or suggestive content, it’s also using other AI technologies to improve its ability to remove it from the search results.