Election time means misinformation. Here's how Google plans to help


- city-press.news24.com | one year ago

Julius Malema is the most searched for political candidate in South Africa, but the most searched for party is the ANC.

This is according to the last seven days of Google Trends, which tracks what South Africans are searching for. At a media breakfast in Bryanston on Thursday morning, Google showcased its range of online tools to help journalists and newsrooms cover the 2019 national elections more accurately and with more insight.

Partnering with Africa Check, the South African National Editors Forum and Media Monitoring Africa, the search engine behemoth hopes to provide information to newsrooms, the candidates and the electorate in an effort to support the “democratic process”.

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