When you search on Google, you’ll sometimes get results that include publisher fact checks of public claims. These results tell you whether claims related to your search query are true, false, or something else like "partly true" according to the publisher’s fact check.
What fact checks look like
On Google Search
If a site has fact checked a claim related to your search, you might get a search result with a box that tells you:
- The claim being checked
- Who made the claim
- The name of the publisher doing the fact check
- A summary of the publisher’s fact check
On Google Images
When an image is from a page with related fact checked content, you might find:
On search results:
- A "Fact Check" label on the thumbnail
- The name of the domain doing the fact check
After you select an image in search results:
- The claim
- The name of the fact check's publisher
- A summary of the publisher's fact check
In Google News
Articles that include a fact check are labeled "Fact Check."
Disagree with a fact check
Google doesn’t create fact checks. If you disagree with a fact check, contact the website owner that published it.
Report spam or abuse
If you get information in search results that you think is spam, like inappropriate content or paid links, you can send us feedback. Sending feedback helps us fix the issue, but we won’t reply to you directly.
- Below the fact check, select Feedback.
- Tell us the issue, then select Send.
In the app
- On your phone, open the Google News app .
- At the top left tap, Menu .
- Scroll down, then tap Help & Feedback Send feedback.
- Tell us the issue, then tap Send .
- Go to Google News.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Send feedback.
- Tell us the issue, then click Send.
How Google determines a fact check
If a fact check made by a publisher meets certain requirements, Google automatically shows a summary of that fact check. To summarize those requirements:
- The publisher of the fact check must be a trusted source of information (determined by an algorithm)
- The content must clearly tell you:
- Which claims are being checked
- Conclusions about the claims
- How conclusions were reached
- Citations and primary sources of information
Keep in mind that Google does not endorse any of these fact checks.