There is a lot a inappropriate ,Fake news and misinformation all around the web ,either it is via search engines or on social media platforms and the users believes that it is all true.
Global tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have officially joined ‘The Trust Project‘, an association of publishers from all over the globe who aim to increase the transparency around news and assure readers of a source’s trustworthiness.
In order to achieve the group’s objective, Google, Facebook, and other members with significant social media presence will employ their platform to provide brief information about a particular news publishing house and journalist’s background, which will help users distinguish between a reliable and non-reliable source of news.
How will it be done:
Starting today, an initiative by the group called ‘Trust Indicators’ has gone live on Facebook’s News Feed in the form of an icon which can be tapped to go through a news publisher’s credentials.
Also, On Google similar option will be available in Google news, Google search and other Google products. How it would exactly be done company explained in a blog.
On WordPress certain plugins will be available for the same and there are a lot of other things to be done to provide a transparent and clean information on the web.
some of the organization to adopt the trust indicator first and starting this month are German press agency dpa, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, the Independent Journal Review, Mic, Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa, Trinity Mirror and The Washington Post are some of the organization to adopt the trust indicator first and starting this month
However how much this will be helpful in long run of course , remains to be seen.