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Amritsar, NFAPost: As part of the initiative to provide reliable information faster for people everywhere, Google is conducting more than 1,000 tests per day on an average to maintain quality in its search and news platforms.

According to Google Fellow and Vice President Search, Pandu Nayak said since 2017 the company has done more than one million quality tests to deliver high-quality information to billions of Search users.

“With new things happening around the world every day, the information landscape can change quickly. To understand how our systems are performing when news breaks, we’ve developed an Intelligence Desk, which actively monitors and identifies potential information threats,” Google Fellow and Vice President Search, Pandu Nayak.

The company has set up the Intelligence Desk to further verify facts and figures. This global team of analysts monitors news events 24/7, spanning natural disasters and crises, breaking news moments and the latest developments in ongoing topics like Covid-19.

“Over the past few years, we’ve improved our systems to automatically recognise breaking news around crisis moments like natural disasters and ensure we’re returning the most authoritative information available,” said Google Fellow and Vice President Search, Pandu Nayak.

Google Fellow and Vice President Search, Pandu Nayak said Google improved its detection time from up to 40 minutes just a few years ago, to now within just a few minutes of news breaking.

The global tech giant designs Search and News to help you see the full picture, by helping easily understand the context behind information they might find online. The company make it easy to spot fact checks in Search, News and, most recently, Google Images by displaying fact check labels.

These fact checks and labels come from publishers that use ClaimReview schema to mark up fact checks they have created. This year to date, people have seen fact checks on Search and News more than 4 billion times, which is more than all of 2019 combined. 

To date, people have seen fact checks on Search and News more than four billion times, which is more than all of 2019 combined. Google recently donated an additional $6.5 million to help fact-checking organisations and nonprofits focus on misinformation about the pandemic.

The funding was given as part of Google News Initiative (GNI) which is also providing an online resource hub, dedicated training and crisis simulations for reporters covering Covid-19 all over the globe

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