Google has decided to get serious about cracking down on the spread of fake news and the algorithms that enable its platforms to circulate these untrustworthy sources. The tech giant announced on Tuesday that, over the course of the next three years, they will be launching a $300 million initiative to guide users toward “more authoritative content” to combat the spread of false information, The Washington Post reports.
Part of this initiative is something called the “Disinfo Lab,” which will partner with universities like Harvard and Stanford to curb the spread of misinformation by creating digital literacy education programs that will benefit the group of young, American media consumers who will eventually become voters.
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