Google reveals changes made to reign in fake news

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- For the first time Google is revealing some of the changes it's made to reign in fake news.

The Mountain View-based company says it's been working on the changes to its search engine for four months.

One of them includes a change to its auto complete feature, which tries to predict what a person is looking for as a search request as being typed.

The tool now omits derogatory suggestions. Google says the changes won't make problems go away, but will help them stay a step ahead of things.