The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants.
Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out "fake news" and offensive content.
Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results.
Google is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and "fake news," the company said Friday.
An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking.
Google's search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week's election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet's gatekeepers.
Google is adding "fact check" tags to its news articles, introducing the feature amid a US presidential race roiled by heated disputes over the accuracy of information.
Fame came at a price for a Spanish boy who mistakenly racked up 100,000 euros ($112,000) in advertising fees with Google as he attempted to make his brass band famous online.
Google began Monday shining a spotlight on local reporting mixed in with the deluge of stories at its free online news aggregation website.