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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, links to American news site are marked by a "traffic light" rating label of trustworthiness as part of search engine results page or a social media feed, provided that a corresponding browser extension is installed. Microsoft has updated the mobile Edge browser so that the function is default. The service, provided by the American startup <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>, <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. An expansion to Europe has been brought forward. Since the end of January, links to American news site are marked by a "traffic light" rating label of trustworthiness as part of search engine results page or a social media feed, provided that a corresponding browser extension is installed. Microsoft has updated the mobile Edge browser so that the function is default. The service, provided by the American startup <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NewsGuard</a>, <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. An expansion to Europe has been brought forward.
The service is purposed to "fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation", however, it does not base on fact checking of the single news article but on an evaluation of the trustworthiness of the whole news site. Thus, the label does not provide a statement about the news article which it is marking. The service is purposed to "fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation", however, it does not base on fact checking of the single news article but on an evaluation of the trustworthiness of the whole news site. Thus, the label does not provide a statement about the news article which it is marking.
NewsGuard is working with a "team of trained journalists and experienced editors", "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>). NewsGuard is working with a "team of trained journalists and experienced editors", "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>).
In Europe, co-CEO Steven Brillat gave a <a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">presentation</a> at 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>", according to which NewsGuard meanwhile 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. In Europe, co-CEO Steven Brillat gave a <a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">presentation</a> at 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>", according to which NewsGuard meanwhile 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>.
<h2 class="p1">Report</h2> <h2 class="p1">Report</h2>
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<h2><strong>Sources</strong></h2> <h2><strong>Sources</strong></h2>
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<h3>Original sources</h3> <h3>Original sources</h3>
NewsGuard: Homepage NewsGuard: Homepage
<a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/</a> <a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/</a>
NewsGuard rating criteria 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> <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. 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.
Start 4:13:12, reference: 4:20:50 Start 4:13:12, reference: 4:20:50
<a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4</a> <a href="http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://videos.freecaster.com/fc/freecaster/ElcOMGcbxq_720p.mp4</a>
NewsGuard Information and Webinar. In: News for Pennsylvania libraries 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> <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>
<em>Microsoft announcing a new partnership with NewsGuard Technologies</em> <em>Microsoft announcing a new partnership with NewsGuard Technologies</em>
<em><a href="https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/08/23/defending-against-disinformation-in-partnership-with-newsguard/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://blogs.microsoft.com/.../defending-against-disinformation-in-partnership-with-newsguard/</a></em> <em><a href="https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/08/23/defending-against-disinformation-in-partnership-with-newsguard/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://blogs.microsoft.com/.../defending-against-disinformation-in-partnership-with-newsguard/</a></em>
<em>NewsGuard’s Online Source Rating Tool: User Experience. A Gallup study supported by the Knight Foundation and NewsGuard</em> <em>NewsGuard’s Online Source Rating Tool: User Experience. A Gallup study supported by the Knight Foundation and NewsGuard</em>
<em><a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gallup-NewsGuards-Online-Source-Rating-Tool-User-Experience-1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/.../Gallup-NewsGuards-Online-Source-Rating-Tool-User-Experience-1.pdf</a></em> <em><a href="https://www.newsguardtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gallup-NewsGuards-Online-Source-Rating-Tool-User-Experience-1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.newsguardtech.com/.../Gallup-NewsGuards-Online-Source-Rating-Tool-User-Experience-1.pdf</a></em>
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National Media Sources</strong></h3> National Media Sources</strong></h3>
Toledo Lucas County Public Library Joins NewsGuard in News Literacy Partnership 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> <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 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> <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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International Media Sources</strong></h3> International Media Sources</strong></h3>
<p class="p1"><em>Businsess Insider India: Ratings of 29 favourate news sites: screenshots</em> <p class="p1"><em>Businsess Insider India: Ratings of 29 favourate news sites: screenshots</em>
<em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.in/miscellaneous/microsofts-web-browser-now-warns-users-about-untrustworthy-news-heres-how-your-favorite-publications-stack-up/slidelist/67662623.cms" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.businessinsider.in/miscellaneous/microsofts-web-browser-now-warns-users-about-untrustworthy-news-heres-how-your-favorite-publications-stack-up/....cms</a></em></p> <em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.in/miscellaneous/microsofts-web-browser-now-warns-users-about-untrustworthy-news-heres-how-your-favorite-publications-stack-up/slidelist/67662623.cms" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.businessinsider.in/miscellaneous/microsofts-web-browser-now-warns-users-about-untrustworthy-news-heres-how-your-favorite-publications-stack-up/....cms</a></em></p>
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Other Sources</strong></h3> Other Sources</strong></h3>
<p class="p1"><em>American Library Association (ALA): Labeling and rating systems. An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights</em> <p class="p1"><em>American Library Association (ALA): Labeling and rating systems. An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights</em>
<em><a href="http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/labelingrating" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/labelingrating</a></em></p> <em><a href="http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/labelingrating" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/labelingrating</a></em></p>
Trevor Timm: Wall Street Journal Columnist Repeatedly Gets His Facts Wrong About NSA Surveillance. In: EFF. Concerns L. Gordon Crovitz, NewsGuard, Co-CEO Trevor Timm: Wall Street Journal Columnist Repeatedly Gets His Facts Wrong About NSA Surveillance. In: EFF. Concerns L. Gordon Crovitz, NewsGuard, Co-CEO
<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/wall-street-journal-columnist-gordon-crovitz-repeatedly-gets-his-facts-wrong-about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.eff.org/.../wall-street-journal-columnist-gordon-crovitz-repeatedly-gets-his-facts-wrong-about</a> <a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/wall-street-journal-columnist-gordon-crovitz-repeatedly-gets-his-facts-wrong-about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.eff.org/.../wall-street-journal-columnist-gordon-crovitz-repeatedly-gets-his-facts-wrong-about</a>
<h2><strong>Issues still to be searched for <h2><strong>Issues still to be searched for
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Is there a list of the NewsGuard rated news sites? Is there a list of the NewsGuard rated news sites?
White House, U.S. Congress, German government, Bundestag, EU, EU Parliament: the internal search engines of the websites yielded no results for "newsguard" (February 10, 2019) White House, U.S. Congress, German government, Bundestag, EU, EU Parliament: the internal search engines of the websites yielded no results for "newsguard" (February 10, 2019)
German Parliamentary Documentation: no results for "newsguard" (February 10, 2019) German Parliamentary Documentation: no results for "newsguard" (February 10, 2019)
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