With so many sources of news available on the internet, how do you trust what you read? Fake news, bots and thinly-veiled opinion pieces dressed as news are everywhere.. Trusting online news media is harder than it should be.
In the fight against fake news, Trusted News is your first step. Trusted News uses independent, transparent and neutral sources to assess news sites. We aim to help you cast a more critical eye over the news by rating for fake, questionable or trustworthy news. We do not intend any political bias.
Using a simple notification system, the extension flags the trustworthiness of the site. Check at-a-glance if a site is reputable or not. Trusted News also highlights satirical and user-generated content.
Clicking the Trusted News extension will provide more detailed information about a site. The full range of alerts are as follows:
Trustworthy (GREEN TICK). This website publishes content based on facts and/or factual events and is therefore deemed trustworthy.
Unknown (GRAY DASH). We cannot accurately evaluate the content on this website due to insufficient data.
Satire (BLUE SMILEY). This website publishes satirical content and is not intended as a source of actual news.
Untrustworthy (RED EXCLAMATION MARK). This website knowingly publishes false and/or misleading information and is therefore deemed untrustworthy.
Biased (ORANGE SCALE). This website contains politically biased content or promotes unproven or skewed views.
Clickbait (RED BULLSEYE). This website knowingly uses misleading headings or article titles to attract readers in an effort to increase traffic and revenue.
User-generated content (GRAY ‘U’). This page contains content created by third-party, often unpaid, contributors.
Malicious (RED ‘X’). This website knowingly distributes threats to your computer like malware, phishing, viruses, spyware, etc.
Criteria for sources:
- Independent of Trusted News
- Not politically affiliated
- Have transparent fact-checking processes
To learn more about our data sources, visit our website: http://trusted-news.com