Facebook, Google should audit algorithms that boost fake news, says UK House of Lords

Facebook, Google should audit algorithms that boost fake news, says UK House of Lords

A UK report lays out 45 recommendations for tackling misinformation. John Lamb/Getty The global coronavirus pandemic has left governments, the tech industry and citizens reeling, not just from the devastating effects of the virus, but from the slew of misinformation that has accompanied it. How best to tackle the spread of false information is a […]
Google will pay publishers for some news content

Google will pay publishers for some news content

Angela Lang/CNET Google is starting a licensing program to pay publishers for some content. The search giant on Thursday said it’ll pay publishers for “high-quality content” for a new news feature that’ll launch later this year.  “A...
Google adds a fact check feature for images

Google adds a fact check feature for images

Google added the feature to help users make more informed decisions about what they see on the internet. Angela Lang/CNET Google added a new fact checking feature for Google Images on Monday that aims to help people make more informed judgments about what they see on...
Google employees demand end to police contracts in letter to CEO

Google employees demand end to police contracts in letter to CEO

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Stephen Shankland/CNET Google employees have sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that the search giant stop selling its technology to police forces, a call that comes as people around the world call for...