Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.
Traditionally, news readers first pick a publication and then look for headlines that interest them. Google News does things a little differently, with the goal of offering its readers more personalized options and a wider variety of perspectives from which to choose. Google News offers links to several articles on every story, so you can first decide what subject interests you and then select which publishers’ accounts of each story you’d like to read. Click on the headline that interests you and you'll go directly to the site that published that story.
Google News articles are selected and ranked by computers that evaluate, among other things, how often and on what sites a story appears online. Google News also ranks based on certain characteristics of news content such as freshness, location, relevance and diversity. As a result, stories are sorted without regard to political viewpoint or ideology and you can choose from a wide variety of perspectives on any given story. Google continues to improve Google News by adding sources, fine-tuning its technology and providing Google News to readers in even more regions.
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