Google announced Friday that it's adding a special feature to its news service:
Searchers will now know who checked the validity of a news story and the conclusion they arrived at.
The Fact Check tag,
Each Fact Check snippet,
The rating system will rank stories from "true" to "false" but will also denote stories it finds "partly true" and "partly false."
Searches will also have the option, via hyperlink in the snippet, to review the fact-checkers' content on the same subject.
This, of course, begs the question:
Anyone can volunteer to be one, says Google, cautioning that,
Currently, the growing list of 115 organizations includes the likes of,
...to name a few.
So now, not only will the corporate media be able to deem which content is acceptable and which isn't, it'll also be able - again, the link will be right there in the snippet - to guide readers toward their own view on the matter.
Incidentally, there's already a mechanism in place for calling out bullshit.
It's called the independent media...