Google’s New Online Fact Check Feature Is BAD NEWS For Donald (VIDEO)

With wonderful timing, less than four weeks before the election, Google has launched a new online feature to check facts in real time.

For people who want to know if there’s truth in the statements made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – or any other politician, or indeed any name that makes big headlines – it should prove helpful.

For someone like Trump, who is unable or unwilling to recognize what’s true, it could could prove disastrous.

More than 100 fact checking websites such as the PolitFact Truth-O-Meter already exist, and fact checking is now a thriving growth industry, no doubt boosted by the blizzard of half-truths and untruths uttered by Trump throughout his campaign.

But this new feature will enable you to instantly check for yourself on major stories that appear on Google News, without having to open a new tab and search.


Image source: Google News. We have added a red star to help you locate where Fact Check appears.

Google’s head of news and social products, Richard Gingras, wrote:

“We’re excited to see the growth of the Fact Check community and to shine a light on its efforts to divine fact from fiction, wisdom from spin.”

He also explained some of the basics of how the feature will work:

“Today, we’re adding another new tag, “Fact check,” to help readers find fact checking in large news stories. You’ll see the tagged articles in the expanded story box on and in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the U.S. and the U.K.”

Gingras added:

“Google News determines whether an article might contain fact checks in part by looking for the ClaimReview markup. We also look for sites that follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks.”

A writer for TNW, a site that focuses on new tech developments, pointed out:

“Google itself isn’t passing judgement, nor does it tell you the source article’s conclusion in search results. It’s merely a sign that says “hey, read me to find out the truth.”

In a world where P.R. spin becomes ever more prevalent, and in the midst of an election campaign where fact and fiction have all too often been confused, this has to be a welcome innovation.

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous Trump BS, which it could help to expose.

Featured image: Lisette Brodey via Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain.