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Shareable Google News badges for your favorite topics

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Shareable Google News badges for your favorite topics: "(Cross-posted on the Google News Blog)



On Google News, the average reader of political news has read 20 articles about politics in the last six months. Where do you stand?



Starting today, in the U.S. edition of Google News, you can see how voracious a news reader you are by earning Google News badges as you read articles about your favorite topics. The more you read, the higher level badge you’ll receive, starting with Bronze, then moving up the ladder to Silver, Gold, Platinum and finally, Ultimate.







We have more than 500 badges available, so no matter what kind of news you’re into, there’s a badge out there for you. Here’s a taste:








Your badges are private by default, but if you want, you can share your badges with your friends. Tell them about your news interests, display your expertise, start a conversation or just plain brag about how well-read you are. You can also add custom sections by hovering on a badge and clicking “a…