NewsGuard's red/green ratings and labels help users know which news and information websites to trust.
NewsGuard uses journalism to fight unreliable news. Our trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trustworthy--and which ones aren't.
Our Green-Red ratings signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda, giving readers more context about their news online.
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Ratings and Reviews
Not as terrible as I'd assume
As a tool to determine if a website typically sticks to facts - regardless if they interpret those facts with some bias (which you are never going to get rid of), it does a decent job (the check-mark) with some hits and misses.
The deeper "nutrition" stuff though isn't exactly balanced though. I think it's clear the people doing this analysis have their own ideas about accurate reporting (when CNN and the Washington Post aren't dinged for this after over and over false reporting - though they do deserve the checkmark based on the standard in use).
Try harder to look at thing objectively, and not based on wanting to make sure you don't want to make one side or the other look bad and you might have something here.
I've read reviews that call this biased, but I can't imagine how. This app uses a system called "nutrition labels" that rate news sources based on certain traits. Famously liberal websites like Mother Jones, Huffington Post, and The Nation are punished on the nutrition sheet for failing to "handle the differences between news and opinion responsibly." The Federalist has almost an identical nutrition guide to The Nation, presenting a fair breakdown on both sides. Where this app really shines, however, is in identifiy fake or untrustworthy news. Taking the app to a website such as InfoWars reveals bright red shields, warning the reader that the information on this website may not be factual. All in all, it is a great tool to have if you want to be sure the source you are reading is trustworthy and I would highly recommend it.
This is a Safari extension...
... not a standalone app. It will not work with other web browsers, such as Firefox or Chrome. There is a Firefox extension available from Mozilla's web site. I do not know about extensions for other browsers.
As to the accuracy of its content, I do not yet have enough experience with it, but I suspect that the reviewers who give it one-star reviews and call it "BIASED!!!!" are probably the biased ones.
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