Google uses technology to sort massive amounts of content to connect you with news predicted to be important, relevant, and useful. Our ranking systems for news content across Google use the same web crawling and indexing technology as Google Search to continually identify and organize news content from across the web, taking note of key factors — from keywords to website freshness. Additionally, publishers can add content directly to Google News via Publisher Center.
Our systems group together content from different sources about the same story. By connecting you with multiple news sources covering the same story, we aim to help you access context and a variety of perspectives on the stories that matter to you.
We intend to surface sources that write about current issues, events, and important topics, and we take steps to ensure that the news sources adhere to our news policies, which include requirements for transparency.