NewsGuard Technologies, a new service that uses journalists to rate news and information sites, launched its first product today: web extensions that let users view vetted, non-partisan trust ratings for news and information websites. Users can install the extension for the Microsoft Edge browser and Google Chrome, and websites will feature either red or green rating icons. NewsGuard, co-founded by journalist Steven Brill and former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, says that by October it hopes to have completed ratings for 2,000 sites responsible for 98 percent of the news and information shared online in English in the US. Brill says Spanish language sites will be added by year end.
Posted on: August 28, 2018