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Today I noticed a spam link (from a website with a fake-news-sounding name) on my Google News feed. My first thought was to flag this as not news or as unwanted, but I wasn't able to find any option to do this.

How can I report spam or fake news to Google so they can filter it from Google News?


Post-script:
I feel the need to clarify because "fake news" in my post seems to be inviting misinterpretation. I do NOT mean "fake news" in the Trumpian sense. That is, my goal is not to flag news stories that run counter to my personal beliefs.

Rather, I mean "fake news" quite literally. Spam purveyors masquerading as news outlets.

I was getting a flurry of spam "stories" on my feed from sites with names like "West Cost Newz" (I don't remember the exact names -- there were several). The headlines would be along the lines of "Payday Loans Hot Pensacola Low Interest Save". The news-like name of the site was leading Google to include this spam in the news content it aggregates for Google News.

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If the article is labeled as "Fact Check", then yes, there is.

From Fix settings & report problems in Google News

Other problems might include:

  • An outdated article
  • A wrong headline
  • An article in the wrong section
  • Problems with page appearance or navigation
  • A blog or press release without a label
  • An article incorrectly labeled "Fact Check"

If you find one of these problems, contact us.

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  • This is actually for reporting issues with how your website's content is appearing in Google News. However, the first link you provided included a link to the appropriate form further down the page, so thank you for that.
    – Excellll
    Jul 10 '17 at 21:45
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You can report sites that violate Google News' quality guidelines for spam here:

https://support.google.com/news/contact/report_news

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According to this help page, the current way is to click the "Send feedback" link at the lower left of the Google News page. Or in the app, there is a "Send feedback" option in the user menu.

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