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After launching a preliminary test in October, Google has officially rolled out an automatic fact check tag program on its search pages.
When Google determines that a search is worth a fact-check notice, that data will be placed at the very top of those search results.
It will always tell users what the claim is, who claimed it, and what a fact-checking organization determined about that claim.
The trick is, you won’t find these results unless you specifically type in an oft-repeated claim, as opposed to a question.
If you search for the phrase “how many undocumented immigrants are in the United States,” normal search results appear with a mix of answers and data points.
Searching specifically for “34 million undocumented immigrants” will bring up a fact-check box that credits President Donald Trump with that claim, along with a direct link to Politifact’s “pants on fire” fact-check rating.
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