Trustium analyzes the text of online news articles you read and determines credibility.

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What is Trustium?
Trustium is a Chrome extension that analyzes the text of online news articles to determine credibility. It uses advanced machine learning models and a human rating system to identify sound journalism and distinguish it from opinion, satire, and content masquerading as quality news. Trustium provides clear red, orange, and green icons on the browser extension to help you immediately understand the type of news you are consuming. You can also provide feedback on ratings and offer alternative ratings to help improve future ratings.
Users: 65
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 2.54 (Last updated: 2020-03-27)
Creation date: 2020-03-24
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • webNavigation
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Size: 167.94K
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The Trustium (Beta) is now available - try it out and let us know what you think! This extension reads the news pages you view, so it does require access to the web page (Installing will ask you for this permission)

Trustium blends advanced machine learning models with a human rating system to identify and distinguish sound journalism from opinion, satire and content masquerading as quality news.

We know understanding the credibility of news is confusing. Trustium's at-a-glance simple red, orange and green icons directly on the browser extension allow you to immediately understand the type of news you are consuming.

Each news article you read is analyzed by Trustium's algorithms, which compare it to other articles while looking for signs of bias, clickbait and other forms of misinformation.

We make the algorithms’ work transparent. If you want to know more about the article's rating or the source of the article, it’s just a click away in our in depth "Details" page.

Plus, you can provide feedback on any rating and even offer an alternative rating, which can help improve future ratings.

User reviews
The algorithm I have to say was godly. It was accurate 100% of the time! I think it could use some better visual design.
by Sam Schickler Sam Schickler, 2019-04-17

I thought the algorithm was great. I suspect an f1 north of 87.
by Nameer Hirschkind Nameer Hirschkind, 2019-04-17
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Risk impact

Trustium is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Trustium if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Trustium is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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