I've a news website included in Google News. I've used to use
hEntry schema to give my news articles the structured data of articles.
Now I want to remove my structured data tags/attributes and rely on the meta tags only.
For example, instead of the structured data for date:
<time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-07-20T04:40:19+00:00"></time>
I want to rely on this meta tag:
<meta property="article:published_time" content="2017-07-20T04:40:19+00:00" />
Are they the same for Google bot?