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NewsGuard fights fake news by "traffic light" labelling the trustworthiness of news sites NewsGuard fights fake news by "traffic light" labelling the trustworthiness of news sites
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Since the end of January the mobile Microsoft Edge browser enriches by default links to news sites on search engine results pages or in social media feeds with a "traffic light" label indicating the site's degree of trustworthiness. The service is provided by the startup <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>, working with a "team of trained journalists and experienced editors is rating and reviewing thousands of news and information websites based on nine journalistic <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/criteria-for-and-explanation-of-ratings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">criteria</a>" (<a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/how-it-works/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>). Until now, the scope is on American news media only. Since the end of January the mobile Microsoft Edge browser enriches by default links to news sites on search engine results pages or in social media feeds with a "traffic light" label indicating the site's degree of trustworthiness. The service is provided by the startup <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>, working with a "team of trained journalists and experienced editors is rating and reviewing thousands of news and information websites based on nine journalistic <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/criteria-for-and-explanation-of-ratings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">criteria</a>" (<a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/how-it-works/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>). Until now, the scope is on American news media only.
The purpose is to "fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation". This shall not be achieved by exposing and clearing false statements in a news article, but by an overall evaluation of the news site. Thus, the label does not provide a statement about the individual news article which it marks. The purpose is to "fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation". This shall not be achieved by exposing and clearing false statements in a news article, but by an overall evaluation of the news site. Thus, the label does not provide a statement about the individual news article which it marks.
The service is realized by an extension which is available for several browsers. Striving to get it broadly implemented, NewsGuard <a href="http://tell.toledo.com/2019/01/30/toledo-lucas-county-public-library-joins-newsguard-in-news-literacy-partnership/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aimes at</a> public library systems as well as middle schools, high schools, universities, and educational organizations. According a <a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">presentation</a> of co-CEO Steven Brillat the EU conference "<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/countering-online-disinformation-towards-more-transparent-credible-and-diverse-digital-media" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Countering online disinformation</a>", NewsGuard is also talking to library systems in Europe. By the end of April, the ratings shall also be available for the UK, Italy, France and Germany. The service is realized by an extension which is available for several browsers. Striving to get it broadly implemented, NewsGuard <a href="http://tell.toledo.com/2019/01/30/toledo-lucas-county-public-library-joins-newsguard-in-news-literacy-partnership/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aimes at</a> public library systems as well as middle schools, high schools, universities, and educational organizations. According a <a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">presentation</a> of co-CEO Steven Brillat the EU conference "<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/countering-online-disinformation-towards-more-transparent-credible-and-diverse-digital-media" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Countering online disinformation</a>", NewsGuard is also talking to library systems in Europe. By the end of April, the ratings shall also be available for the UK, Italy, France and Germany.
As <a href="https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN1PQ5FV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reuters</a> reports, Newsguard speaks of about 2.200 of the 7.500 planned news sites which have been evaluated by 35 employed journalists. Additionally, NewsGuard offers teaching material within the Microsoft sponsored "News Literacy Partnership Program" and participates in <a href="https://compendium.ocl-pa.org/newsguard-information-and-webinar/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">webinars as in Pennsylvania</a>. As <a href="https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN1PQ5FV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reuters</a> reports, Newsguard speaks of about 2.200 of the 7.500 planned news sites which have been evaluated by 35 employed journalists. Additionally, NewsGuard offers teaching material within the Microsoft sponsored "News Literacy Partnership Program" and participates in <a href="https://compendium.ocl-pa.org/newsguard-information-and-webinar/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">webinars as in Pennsylvania</a>.
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... NewsGuard: Homepage
  <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/</a>
  NewsGuard rating criteria
  <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/criteria-for-and-explanation-of-ratings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/criteria-for-and-explanation-of-ratings/</a>
  Steven Brill, Newsguard: Contribution to: "Report from fact-checking organisations: How can the fact-checking community help ensure a fair public debate?" - Conference "Countering online disinformation", European Commission.
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  NewsGuard Information and Webinar. In: News for Pennsylvania libraries)
  <a href="https://compendium.ocl-pa.org/newsguard-information-and-webinar/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://compendium.ocl-pa.org/newsguard-information-and-webinar/</a>
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... Toledo Lucas County Public Library Joins NewsGuard in News Literacy Partnership
  <a href="http://tell.toledo.com/2019/01/30/toledo-lucas-county-public-library-joins-newsguard-in-news-literacy-partnership/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://tell.toledo.com/2019/01/30/toledo-lucas-county-public-library-joins-newsguard-in-news-literacy-partnership/</a>
  NewsGuard's 'real news' seal of approval helps spark change in fake news era. Kenneth Li, Reuters
  <a href="https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN1PQ5FV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN1PQ5FV</a>
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