Google made a big change to its policy on news articles and news sites in the hopes of gaining greater odds in the ongoing war against fake news. I was told that the search site will no longer show the results from those who misrepresented or hid their country of origin. This means that those who try to impersonate US news sites will no longer appear in Google's search results.
Obviously, Google's move is related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Both the company and Facebook were harshly criticized for failing to take steps to prevent the spread of false information.
In an interview with the media, Google spokesman said the policy change is to reflect the changing network and the way people look for information on the Internet. Google wants to ensure that users understand and see the source of their news stories.
However, the new policy will not affect websites that make their country of origin public but only those sites that attempt to hide or conceal their true identity.