Google is continuing their efforts against fake news and the company has publicly stated that fakes news ‘…is the most high profile’ issue that majority of the people who play around with Google’s search engine encounter. A significant percentage of the average searcher’s results are either misleading, offensive or fake.
Google’s annual “Year in Review” post has revealed that they have noticed a sharp increase in the volume of hacked sites by around 32% last year compared to their findings back in 2015. The worst part about it is that Google believes that the number can only go up and not down. The reason for this is because hackers with malicious intent are always improving while a lot of websites stagnate which will result to hackers continuing to infect more and more websites as the time passes.
Google’s in-house start-up Area 120 Incubator, recently came up with Uptime. It is an app that was basically made to allow two or more users comment and watch YouTube content online.