Google relies on two main ways to determine what news may be interesting to you. In the experiences mentioned above, you can specify the topics, locations, and publications you’re interested in, and you’ll be shown news results that relate to these selections. Additionally, depending on your account settings, our algorithms may suggest content based on your past activity on Google products.
Algorithms rank articles based on factors like relevance to your interests, prominence and freshness of the article, and authoritativeness of the source. Google’s news algorithms do not attempt to personalize results based on the political beliefs or demographics of news sources or readers.
You can control what account activity is used to customize your news experiences, including adjusting what data is saved to your Google account, at myaccount.google.com. In some Google products, such as Google News and Discover, you can also follow topics of interest, follow or hide specific publishers, or tell us when you want to see similar articles more or less frequently.
When you search for something on Google, you have access to information and perspectives from a broad range of publishers from across the web. If you search for a topic that’s in the news, your results may include some news articles labeled “Top stories” at the top of your results, featuring articles related to your search and a link to more related articles on the News tab. You can also search for news stories and see context and multiple perspectives in the results on news.google.com, news on the Assistant, and the within the “Top News” section of search results on YouTube. These results are not personalized.
Our algorithms surface and organize specific stories and articles based on factors like relevance to your query, prominence and freshness of the article, and authoritativeness of the publisher. You can always refine your search terms to find additional information.