NewsGuard

NewsGuard

NewsGuard's ratings shields and labels help users know which news and information websites to trust.

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What is NewsGuard?
NewsGuard is a Chrome extension designed to aid users in making informed decisions about which news sources to trust. It showcases ratings, scores, and comprehensive Nutrition Labels for websites prominently in search engines and social media platforms. These ratings cover a vast majority of news websites, accounting for 95% of online engagement. Each site is rated based on nine journalistic criteria by a team of professional journalists. The scores also include a trust score between 0-100, an overall rating, and a Nutrition Label report, giving details about the site's credibility, transparency, and history.
Stats
Users: 40,000+
Rating: 3.58 (513)
Version: 5.6 (Last updated: 2023-11-28)
Creation date: 2020-06-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • https://*/
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 1.69M
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Summary

NewsGuard's reliability ratings for news and information sources help users make decisions about which news sources to trust—and avoid misinformation and disinformation.

Our ratings, scores, and Nutrition Labels for websites are displayed next to links on search engines and social media platforms and cover all the news websites accounting for 95% of online engagement.

Ratings are conducted by a team of experienced journalists using nine basic, apolitical journalistic criteria. Each site receives a trust score of 0-100, an overall rating level ranging from “High Credibility” to “Proceed with Caution,” and a thorough Nutrition Label report detailing the site’s ownership and financing, content, credibility practices, transparency practices, and history.

NewsGuard is for personal use only. Any commercial, research, or other non-personal use of NewsGuard is strictly prohibited by our Terms of Service: https://www.newsguardtech.com/terms-of-service/

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Helps develop critical thinking about misinformation
  • Provides detailed 'Nutrition Label' for websites
  • Transparent ratings
Cons
  • Perceived as biased towards left-wing perspectives
  • Requires a paid subscription after a trial period
  • Accusations of partaking in censorship
Most mentioned
  • Bias or perceived political leanings of the ratings
  • Subscription or paywall for full access
  • Usefulness in identifying unreliable news sources
Recent reviews
This extension was great til they started scamming credit card numbers to use it. They're funded by Microsoft and all they're doing by putting it behind a paywall is screwing over the little guy.
by B B, 2021-01-11

The initiative is very valuable. Still WIP and room for improvement but it's in the right direction!

This is a highly-biased service. It gives MSM high marks across the board. It does NOT allow for the fact that MSM outlets, all the way down to bottom-feeding Buzzfeed and the always-lying Media Matters, can get a story wrong, even on accident (though much is on purpose), and ANYONE calling out those stories will get the bad ratings from NewsGuard. You have to use your own brain, and keep thinking for yourself. Forget using a biased service. It will only lead you astray. Read all the viewpoints for yourself and figure out who is lying to you yourself.
by JayeCephus JayeCephus, 2020-03-28
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Safety
Risk impact

NewsGuard 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 NewsGuard if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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