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See fact checks in search results

When you search on Google, you’ll sometimes see 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 see 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

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 see 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.

On Google Search
  1. Below the fact check, select Feedback.
  2. Tell us the issue, then select Send.
In Google News

In the app

  1. On your phone, open the Google News app Google News.
  2. At the top left tap, Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Help & Feedback and thenSend feedback.
  4. Tell us the issue, then tap Send Send.

On desktop

  1. Go to Google News.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Send feedback.
  3. 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.

If you’re a publisher, learn more about how Google determines fact check content. If you’re a developer, learn how to add the structured data to your page.

Katie is a Search expert and author of this help page.

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