Know where your news comes from with detailed trust ratings and "nutrition labels" for news sources--and get warnings when you visit an unreliable site. Transparent, accountable, and right in your mobile browser as you access the news.
NewsGuard's analysts, who are trained journalists, have assessed thousands of news sources that account for 95% of online engagement across the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Italy. Sites are assessed based on nine apolitical journalistic criteria--like whether they regularly publish false content, use deceptive headlines, reveal who owns and finances them, or correct reporting errors. NewsGuard's detailed nutrition labels show how each site fares on each of the criteria along with an overall trust score of 0-100 and a detailed description of who's behind the site, its record of accuracy, and why it received its rating.
We tell you which sites look like local news but are actually funded by political campaigns or PACs. We flag sites publishing false medical information like phony cures and ineffective treatments. We'll also tell you which generally trustworthy sources best adhere to journalistic practices and which are falling short in certain areas.
Download NewsGuard to search through our database of 4,000+ ratings for news websites around the world. Send a link to NewsGuard from your mobile browser to look up a site’s rating in one tap. Enable warnings in the NewsGuard app settings to get alerts every time you visit a site with a Red “unreliable” rating.
With NewsGuard you’ll get:
* Unlimited access to our mobile app and browser extension with ratings of more than 4,000 websites that account for 95% of engagement with news in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Italy.
* Ratings icons next to links in your links on all of the top search engines, social media platforms, and news aggregation sites.
* Summaries showing who owns each site, its political leaning if any, and how it performs on nine journalistic criteria.
* Detailed written descriptions of each site and why they passed or failed the nine criteria.
* Warnings on hoax healthcare sites peddling unreliable advice and miracle cures.
* Warnings on political propaganda news sites funded by campaigns or PACs.
* Warnings on from hoaxes, conspiracy theories, advertising posing as news, and other unreliable sites.
* A reliability score of 0-100 for each site based on its performance on our nine criteria.
Added "Not Available" image for N/A criteria; updated sign-in form; added translations.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A good start
This app is a good start. A few minor complaints — the theme should follow system-wide dark/light mode options and it would be great if the search would show the rating in-line (such as cnn.com...87.5/100 in the search results) but, overall, very good and useful.
Must subscribe @$2.99 to get proper service
Where in the information page does it mention a subscription is required? I missed it. It was not until I tried to use the app (simply, so I could see if it might benefit me), failed to get a sign-on, then moved to the web site for guidance, tried to establish a sign-on account there, that I found I needed to provide credit card info to get a “free trial”...would then morphs into at $2.99 per month charge.
No thanks. Only people who fall for fake news give up credit card info for “free trials.”
No way to login
I installed this app and it prompted me to login, but there was no way to login. No way to create an account. No link. No nothing. Their useless so-called help menu only took me back to the initial tutorial, Which is useful only if you can actually open the app, which I could not. I deleted this stupid app. Too bad: it’s a great idea, much needed. But they need to hire a UX designer who has actually graduated from middle school.
- NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.
- 48.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian
- Age Rating
- © 2020 NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.