Google will inform users when search results change rapidly around breaking stories. Some searches will now bring up a warning that “it looks like these results are changing quickly,” and a subheading will explain that “if this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources.” In a blog post, the company suggests that users might want to check back later when it’s found more results. Google will now warn users when search results change rapidly around breaking stories.
Google will expand the tool’s reach to other markets over the next few months.
The company explained that Google Search will always provide the best results, but sometimes the information you need isn’t yet online. This is especially true when it comes to breaking news and emerging topics. The information may not always be reliable. Recode reported the feature yesterday following Renee DiResta’s tweet.
Google has inadvertently showcased incorrect information after mass shooting events — where early official reports are often inaccurate and deliberate misinformation is common. After mass shooting events , Google has accidentally displayed incorrect information. Early official reports are often inaccurate and deliberately misinformation is frequent.This is sometimes exacerbated by “data voids,” or keywords that have few search results and can be easily hijacked by bad actors.
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This is often exacerbated by “datavoids” keywords that are not very searchable and could be easily hijacked by bad actors.It won’t stop bad content from appearing, but it is not certain how Google decides what sources to use. It could help remove some of the fake legitimacy that high Google placement can confer upon early, unreliable searches.