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Ratings and Reviews
What makes this app great is using a proxy filter to label certain sites or "domain's". I personaly consider this a great example using proxys for good intentions and flip's the script..
I didn’t know I needed this
I learned about this app from an article on the Democratic National Committee website about combating disinformation. I don’t normally pay for apps but I checked this out because the DNC recommended it. Otherwise I’d probably never have considered it because I don’t really look at much disinformation online because almost all of my information sources are quite reputable and reliable. But when NewsGuard presents you with its assessment of a news site you get as many examples as needed to solidly validate the evaluation of various journalistic practices, information about ownership, investors, management structure, the history of the site, whatever is relevant to how the quantitative ratings were arrived at. Every piece of information is backed up with a link to its source
Misleading (which is really ironic when you think about it)
This is a pay app but they don’t say that up front. You can sign up for an account and when you get to the give us your credit card information, there’s an option that says “Continue signing up for a 2-week free trial subscription,” but you’re required to give your credit card information. Huh?? If you don’t want to, there’s a “Maybe Later” link that should be labeled (if they’re being truthful), “click here to leave this page but you won’t be able to use the app until you give us your credit card information even though we have a 2-week “free” trial.”
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- NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.
- 2.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
English, French, German, Italian
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Application subscription $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.