154 reviews
  • propaganda campaign ? This add is trash !!!!
  • NewsGuard does a good job of giving reasons why they rated a site a certain way. Their reasons are generally about journalistic integrity (funding sources, willingness to correct errors, making opinion/fact differences apparent) not political leanings, which is good. In general, I don't like to rely on the overall rating (green or red) that they give, but I find the breakdown of "nutrition facts" very useful. I feel like the categories they choose to rate on have given me a vocabulary of attributes to look for in all news and information outlets, even when I'm not using the extension.
  • I love the fact that the reviews suggest discrediting Fox News and CNN at the same time. God guys, this is not a tool for finding the media that matches your taste.
  • Terms of Service page constantly spams you. Uninstalling.
  • Now spams a TOC popup page **EVERYTIME** you open the browser.
    Was a useful tool for telling the difference between reputable journalists or not.
    more hassle than its worth.
  • Fox News and Breitbart with a green check automatically discredits this app. Seriously!
  • I am a bit surprised by the many 1-star ratings. It seems quite a few people are a bit confused about journalist standards: it's not about objectivity (because we are all human beings and therefore biased) but about transparency.

    I still remember vividly my colleague sending me a link to an article claiming that Rudolf Hess was scheming with the Brits against the Soviets during WW2. I saw the alert from News Guard that the site is untrustworthy, checked up the Sputnik News and hey, whaddyaknow, it's covertly financed by the Russian govt! The Hess story is a Stalinist era conspiracy theory that has recently been pushed again by the russian govt.

    I don't necessarily like or trust all the sites that are being given a good rating by the developers but that doesn't mean that they are bad.

    Please look a bit beyond the tip of your own nose before giving another 1-star review to this brilliant extension!
  • Don't know if this Newsguard is politically biased but when I see RT is red flagged as Russian propaganda but Qatar owned Al Jazeera is green flagged and credible, that's a major head scratcher. CNN and Fox News are labeled green as well despite the fact that both are obviously politically biased. The fact is all of these sites provide an abundance of factual general news articles except when it comes to not offending their owners or framing news through their biased political prisms. Newsguard is a shining example of Either/Or fallacy with misleading green or red labels. Take it with a grain of salt.
  • This is the single most important extension of the modern era

    Most of the one star reviews of this application are likely made by hostile foreign actors.

    RT is openly attacking this app:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkY9fMK26dE
    https://www.rt.com/usa/448555-newsguard-app-fake-news/
    https://www.rt.com/news/449530-newsguard-edge-browser-media-integrated/
  • Les sites de propagande sont indiqués comme fiables, les sites qui ne font pas de propagande indiques comme étant non fiables.
  • The criteria exist only as a way to pretend to have some form of objective standards. But in truth, the method by which the 9 points are evaluated is completely 100% subjective. Many examples can be used to show this, to the point where this review could end up obscenely long and come across as rambling, so instead I will keep it short and point out the worst one:

    Wikileaks has a red rating for "Failure to regularly correct or clarify errors".

    Think about that for a second. Wikileaks has a perfect record in terms of publishing factual information. So in other words, they give it a red-rating for failing to correct mistakes...BECAUSE WIKILEAKS HASN'T MADE ANY MISTAKES. Even the most biased individual should be able to admit that at the very worst, Wikileaks should be given an N/A rating instead of a red one for not correcting their NONEXISTENT errors. But Newsguard doesn't do that, it gives it a failing grade. Simply amazing.

    That's not incompetence. That's a flat out lie. This is blatant journalistic malfeasance.

    Newsguard can therefore be safely regarded as a smear campaign against news sites that the curators behind it do not like, while giving a free pass to US corporate media. Only download this add-on if you want to laugh at how blatantly biased it is. Some of the mental gymnastics Newsguard pulls to ensure cooked scores are impressive to say the least.

    TL;DR: Blatantly and intentionally deceptive. Beware the 5 star reviews as there is a solid chance they are paid shills.
  • This doesn't rate media Bias, rates public transparency (shadyness) of the news source.
  • Rates all green to activist news sites. Garbage.