Google has a new way to protect you from misinformation in Search

Google is updating its search engine to reduce misleading snippets and improve the way it educates people by adding more contextual information. Put another way, Google is expanding its efforts to stamp out misinformation on its formidable search service.

Snippets are the text you see highlighted at the top of a Search results page and are intended to provide a quick answer. While sources are included to back up the information, it appears that there have been instances of snippets providing a source that goes against common scientific consensus. In what is arguably the biggest change in the update (opens in new tab)featured snippets will have information based on “various high quality sources”.

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