Google is bringing tools to fight fake news to its most important and iconic product: search. The tech giant said Friday that it’s adding “fact check” labels to some of the results in its search engine. If you search for something and a story from a credible fact-checking source like PolitiFact or Snopes comes up, it will get that label. For those stories, the search result will show a snippet that says what the claim is about, who made the claim and who fact-checked it.
Twitter got sacked big time when it lost out to Amazon in a livestreaming deal with the National Football League this season. We learned Tuesday the social network had been outmaneuvered, after the league chose e-commerce goliath Amazon to stream 10 “Thursday Night Football” games this year. The deal was reportedly valued at $50 million — five times more than Twitter paid for the same rights last year. That was bad news for Twitter, which positioned last year’s agreement as the crown jewel in its