Over the past recent years, Google has been trying to fix its status as a root for disinformation by launching multiple programs, especially the Google News Initiative. Now, the company has collaborated with PBS Student Report Labs (SRL) and other journalism groups on programs intended to strengthen media knowledge for students, educators, and the public.
Google and Student Report Labs are making informative assets aimed toward showing pupils how to discuss untruths with more settled relatives and associates, Google composed. SRL Founder Leah Clapman says: “Through storytelling and co-production with students, we’ll explore the media literacy needs of different communities and generations, and how they can connect with each other to find solutions.”
Google also teamed with the News Literacy Project (NLP), an independent national education nonprofit, to again provide media knowledge to students, teachers, and the public. Google tries to bring its “Newsroom to Classroom” initiative to more journalists and educators, helping NLP expand it to areas in California, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, and Nebraska, “places hit particularly hard by the decline in local news,” according to Google.
At last, Google is growing its Spanish language exceed by collaborating with Poynter’s MediaWise project centered around understudies and seniors. It’s uniting with the group to make an interpretation of their “How to Spot Misinformation Online” course in Spanish and making a text-based form that will be conveyed through SMS, “which is how many seniors find and share news,” the company wrote.
Google said, “the efforts will bolster its existing projects like Fact Check Explorer and “about this result” from Search. However, the company has a long way to go to assuage critics in the public and governments around the world that it’s beating the misinformation that still plagues its various platforms.”