"About this Image": Pinpointing can find photo origins made easy with Google's latest feature
Delhi : Incorrect knowledge is becoming more widely disseminated thanks to the constantly changing media environment, often known as new media, especially on social networking sites. photographs from unknown sources may arise during a crisis, worsening the situation. These photographs are frequently shared by unidentified people. This emphasizes how crucial it is for individuals and media to independently confirm the source of such photos.
A few years back, Reuters and Facebook—now Meta—joined together to provide an online course called "Introduction to Digital Journalism," which brought attention to the rising problem of misinformation and false news. But it seems that Google has recently provided a fix for this problem. Google is now offering a new feature called "About this image," which gives background information and context for photographs that show up in searches. The functionality was initially shown at this year's Google I/O developer conference, and it is now live worldwide.
In Google Image search results, you may access it by pressing on the three-dot menu. This new feature pays homage to the Fact Check Explorer program of Google. The purpose of the "About this image" tool is to provide background and source information about an image, which may include metadata if available. It also seeks to provide crucial background information on how news organizations and fact-checking websites have portrayed or debated the image across time.
The metadata may reveal information on whether the image was produced by artificial intelligence, and you may discover the first time Google Search indexed the image. Even with Google's recent addition of the "About this image" function to help stop the spread of fraudulent photos on social media, sharing bogus images is still simple. In fairness, though, a lot of people will find this tool helpful.