Google doubles down on fact checking, Amazon to sell prescription drugs?Today's major tech stories include Google's partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network, Amazon's pharmaceutical ambitions and Spotify's decision to cancel its video strategy.
This is cnet, and here are the stories that matter right now. In an ongoing effort to battle fake news and deceit on the Internet, Google is partnering with the international fact checking network at The Pointer Institute, to better vet stories that are returned in search results. The move looks to increase the amount of fact checkers online as well. With Google providing training and the tools to do so. The Saint Louis DIspatch has reported that Amazon has gained approval to become a wholesale distributor from a number of state pharmaceutical boards. 12 states have approved, including Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan, and Connecticut. It's still unclear exactly what Amazon wants to do with the licenses, but some pharmacy chains' stock has dropped as a result of the news. And finally, Spotify is scrapping its video ambitions, according to Bloomberg, Which includes canceling a collection of original content that revolved around music storytelling and other docu-style programming. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with latest by downloading the CNet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.