To combat the spread of fake news, Google decided to change the search algorithm. Such actions will also allow filter out the sites that went to the TOP with the use of dishonest optimization techniques.

Changes will concern the work of company employees who manually assess the functioning of the search engine. They will have to look more thoroughly at all the materials that are stored on websites.

In addition, the number of factors that the search engine takes into account will be changed. At the moment, there are 100 such positions. In the future, this amount will be increased. More authoritative, proven sources will appear at the top positions in the ranking.

Reasons for change

Google decided to make changes in connection with last year’s events. Then the company received accusations in its address about the denial of the Holocaust. The search engine produced incorrect results on the request «How the Holocaust happened».