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Remove content from Google News

Publishers and site owners can remove content with incorrect information or broken links. This issue occurs when news sources unknowingly publish content with errors, or when there’s an error in Google News’ computer algorithms.

How to remove content from Google News

  1. Remove the content from your site and re-publish it.

Tip: If you didn’t publish the content, contact the publisher directly to have it removed from their site, and ask the publisher to contact our team.

Set up a robots.txt entry to block Google News from further crawling this content.

To remove content from Google Search entirely, learn how to remove information from Google.

Important: We can’t crawl an article at the same URL after it's removed.

How to report an issue

If incorrect content still displays on Google News, let us know here. Provide as much detail as possible about the content issue, such as the exact headline as it appears on Google News.

The removal process may take up to a few days. The timeline for removing content varies based on the removal type and the severity of the issue.


Note to Google News readers:

  • If you find content in Google News that you believe is offensive or incorrect, contact us.

  • If you aren’t the owner of a site included in the Google News index and you feel your copyrights are being violated by content shown in Google News, review our policy on alleged copyright infringement.

  • If you feel your other legal rights are being violated, file a report.

If you want to customize the content you view, learn how to personalize your news settings.

New Publisher Center

Google launched a new Publisher Center interface to help publishers easily manage how their content appears across Google News surfaces. Read more on this FAQ page and our blog post.

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