The Google News Initiative is yet another attempt to combat fake news

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The seemingly throwaway tag of “fake news” has developed into an absolute phenomenon over the last year or so. Previously unheard of, it’s now not only part of the technological zeitgeist, but also something that Twitter, Google, Facebook et al are on a mission to fight. Today, Google announces its latest weapon — the Google News Initiative. It sees Google trying to increase the output and promotion of quality journalism as it tries to “build a stronger future for news” and fight the spread of inaccurate information. Over the next three years, Google plans to spend a total of $300…

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