Google to warn users about unreliable information during certain events

Google will start warning users about potentially unreliable information for search results during breaking news or emerging topics, the company said Friday.

The search engine said its systems have been trained to now detect when a topic is rapidly evolving and a “range of sources hasn’t yet weighed in,” according to a blog post.

In those cases, Google will show users a notice indicating to check back later when more information may be available.

“While Google Search will always be there with the most useful results we can provide, sometimes the reliable information you’re searching for just isn’t online yet. This can be particularly true for breaking news or emerging topics, when the information that’s published first may not be the most reliable,” Danny Sullivan, Google’s public liaison for search, said in a blog post.