Google Announces Initiative to Help Publishers and Combat Fake News

The search company is investing $300 million

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At a press event in New York, Google announced today that it’s rolling out the Google News Initiative, in which it’s investing $300 million over the next three years. The goal is to help publishers make money and to combat “fake news,” which consists of several products designed to help newsrooms and media businesses.

According to press reports, Google believes it can help support the ailing media industry through the initiative’s products. Take, for example, Subscribe with Google, which will make it easier to purchase subscriptions through your Google account.

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