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Computer algorithms determine what appears in Google News. The algorithms determine which stories, images and videos show, and in what order. In some cases, people like publishers and Google News teams choose stories.
Google News shows some content in a personalised way. Personalisation helps Google News quickly and easily show you stories that interest you.
Chosen by computers
Based on your language and region, algorithms pick subjects for these sections:
- Full coverage
- Sources in Newsstand
- Search results
- Headline news stories, which appear as:
- In your app: Headlines or 'Headlines' stories in your briefing
- On Google News: 'Headlines' stories in Top stories
In these sections, people who use the same language and region get news for the same subjects.
Algorithms personalise your news based on your:
- Google News settings: Your interests and sources
- Past activity on Google: Your activity on Google Search and YouTube
Algorithms personalise your news for these sections:
- For you
- Topics, sources and locations in Favourites
- All other stories and notifications, except when stories are chosen by people
In these sections, people get stories that cover different subjects. Learn how to change settings and find past activity.