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Get detailed trust ratings for 6,000+ news websites that account for 95% of online engagement with news. See ratings displayed as icons next to links on all the major search engines and social media platforms.

See who’s behind each site and how it fares on the nine journalistic standards NewsGuard uses to assess each site.

Get warnings on new trending misinformation sites as they are flagged and rated by NewsGuard’s 24/7 rapid response SWAT team.

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We tell you if a site is reliable as you browse online news.

  1. Sign up to get NewsGuard for your browser and mobile devices.
  2. You’ll see red and green NewsGuard rating icons next to news links on search engines and social media feeds, such as Google, Bing, Facebook, Reddit and Twitter.
  3. Hover your mouse over the NewsGuard icon for more detail, such as a brief description of the site and how it rates on each of our nine criteria.
  4. Click through to the site’s full “Nutrition Label” for even more information about the site.
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Stunning popularity of fake local “news” sites:

In our most recent Monitor, we analyze the skyrocketing popularity of politically-funded local “news” sites and investigate how Europe’s anti-mask movement went mainstream.

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The NewsGuard rating of news websites separates sites that are doing reliable journalism from purveyors of false or misleading news or disinformation. Advertisers use the NewsGuard ratings to build a list of reliable news sites safe for advertising and to keep ads off inappropriate sites.

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NewsGuard has partnered with more than 700 public libraries globally that recognize news literacy as an essential skill for students and adults alike.

With its ratings and detailed Nutrition Label reviews, NewsGuard is the only resource that provides extensive context about thousands of news and information websites, created by trained analysts assessing basic journalistic criteria of credibility and transparency. Through NewsGuard’s pro-bono News Literacy Programs, libraries can give their patrons access to the media literacy browser extension, totally free.

Visit our News Literacy page to learn more about how hundreds of libraries and teachers use NewsGuard, and how your group or institution can partner with NewsGuard or use its free educational resources today.
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Chicago Literary Alliance
Microsoft Education
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U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of State
National Security Innovation Network
Dept for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
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Mount Sinai
World Health Organization
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NewsGuard and Website Reliability Index
National Associaton for Media Literacy Education
News Media Alliance
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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University of Michigan
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