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
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.
Seems to do its job well
Just downloaded and installed the app.
Safari Extension installation etc worked well.
It'd be hard to apply Newsguard's apparently carefully-crafted criteria to pretend 'news' outlets like Fox, OANN, Breitbart and the rest of the proto-Fascist media and conclude anything other than that Newsguard does a good job. Thanks!
In a Word, Biased
A friend recommended this to me. Looked like a good thing. I started using it and found that every single left wing site is 5 stars and super fantastic and every conservative site is red flag fake news. Like going to Snopes for verification. Worthless
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.