Google has a new way of protecting you from misinformation in Search

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

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

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