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 Edge add-on by NewsGuard Technologies. This add-on has 39,320 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.60, and is most similar to Instant Dictionary by and Search by Image. The latest version, 5.1, was updated 2 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.60 (214)
Version: 5.1 (Last updated: 2023-01-30)
Creation date: 2022-01-18
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • https://*/
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 1.41M
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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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:
Risk impact

NewsGuard requires a number of risky 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 impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Funded in part by the US Pentagon (it's on their website), this is clearly an extension pushing the agenda of the US government. Whatever the Newsguard rating is, you subtract it from 100 and get the true rating.
by john, 2023-03-10

I like being told what to think and who I can trust by my betters. I'm too stupid to think for myself. Thanks to NewsGuard I never have to critically think again! Their sacred "Journalists" work tirelessly to censor all content that is divergent. Now I only read the safe news published by "Real Journalists" who regurgitate State Department press releases in a way that even someone as simple as me can digest and regurgitate to my friends and family.
by Austin, 2023-01-18

Unreliable ratings. Clearly is compromised as a source for neutral information on newsworthiness.
by Jay, 2022-07-27
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