On Thursday, The Hill reported that Google has begun to roll out new tools to combat fake news on the Internet.
The news comes after President Donald Trump launched a new “fake news” investigation that was launched on July 30 and was set to run until August 8.
The new tools are designed to combat what the company says is a concerted effort to use false information and fake stories to spread misinformation on the web, the Hill reported.
A Google spokesperson said the company is actively working to address misinformation on social media and other platforms.
“We take all threats seriously and are working to counter misinformation online,” the spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.
“We are also working to combat misinformation in the news.
We will continue to monitor and work with other online platforms to keep people safe.”
The new measures are designed not just to block fake news but also to remove fake stories that have been circulated widely and that are often shared with the intention of making them seem less credible.
The company says that the tools will help users determine which stories are real and which are not.
“Google is committed to ensuring that the Internet is a safe place for everyone to share ideas and information,” a Google spokesperson told the Hill.
“Our tools allow users to do just that.
We are also exploring ways to offer better privacy protections for people online, like using a fingerprint to identify the account holder.