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 an innovative browser extension for Edge that provides reliability ratings for news and information sources, aiding users in making informed decisions about the credibility of their news sources. By offering an insight into each website's ownership, financing, content, and transparency practices, NewsGuard equips users with crucial information to avoid falling for misinformation and disinformation. The ratings and scores cover 95% of news websites with major online engagement. They are conducted by a team of veteran journalists using nine basic, apolitical journalistic criteria, producing an overall trustworthiness score and detailed report for each site.
Stats
Rating: 4.60 (199)
Version: 5.6 (Last updated: 2023-11-28)
Creation date: 2022-01-18
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • https://*/
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 1.72M
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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. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Easily accessible ratings
  • In-depth explanation of ratings
  • Balanced analysis of sites across political spectrums
  • Helps filter out fake news spreaders
  • Transparent report on site interaction
Cons
  • Biased towards liberal progressive establishment news sources
  • Engages in partisan smear campaigns
  • Not trustworthy for neutral information on newsworthiness
Most mentioned
  • Easily accessible ratings
  • Biased towards liberal progressive establishment news sources
  • Balanced analysis of sites across political spectrums
  • Helps filter out fake news spreaders
  • In-depth explanation of ratings
Recent reviews
Muito bom! Só precisam analisar com mais rapidez varias paginas que sao enviadas para analise e nao ter só avaliação de sites grandes internacionais!
by Jonatas, 2021-04-03

Really pleased with NewsGuard and the transparent report they provide regarding their interaction with the site and how they came to the conclusions they came to.
by John, 2021-04-28

Una delle estensioni più utili sullo store. Ora che è gratuita sul nuovo Edge consiglio a tutti di installarla.
by Tommaso, 2022-02-20
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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 add-on. 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 add-on.

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