With the US midterms fast approaching, Google has today outlined how it’s looking to help connect Search and YouTube users with trustworthy information around the polls, and combat misinformation and manipulation efforts across its platforms.
First off, Google’s adding new election information guidance within related Google Search results to help connect voters with accurate information.
As explained by Google:
“In the coming weeks, when people search for “how to vote″ in both English and Spanish they’ll find election information panels sourced from Democracy Works, a nonpartisan and nonprofit data provider, which works directly with state election administrators to aggregate information about how they can vote in their state, along with key dates and deadlines, and guidance for options like voting early, in-person or by mail. The information panels will also link to state government official websites, which provide more information.”