Google has recently launched a new feature called “About this result” in nine Indian languages to combat online misinformation. With the rise of fake news and misinformation, Google aims to empower users with the right information to make informed decisions.
The feature will provide users with additional context about the search results they get on Google. It will show information such as the source of the webpage, when it was published, and other related information that can help users evaluate the credibility of the website.
According to Google, the “About this result” feature is part of its ongoing efforts to make search results more transparent and useful for users. In a blog post, Google stated, “We’re always looking for ways to improve search so that people can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. Over the years, we’ve developed and launched a wide range of features to help people access the information they need, including knowledge panels, featured snippets, and more.”
The feature is available in nine Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, and Punjabi. With the introduction of this feature, Google aims to make search results more accessible and relevant to users who prefer to browse in their local language.
The “About this result” feature is designed to provide transparency and enhance the credibility of search results. As Google explains, “We want to provide users with context about the information they’re seeing and allow them to quickly evaluate whether a source is likely to provide helpful information.”
The feature has been welcomed by many, who see it as a step in the right direction toward combating online misinformation.
As Sunita Maheshwari, a pediatric cardiologist and co-founder of Teleradiology Solutions, said, “Google’s About this result feature is a welcome initiative that will help users to make more informed decisions and avoid falling prey to misinformation.”