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Get detailed ratings of more than 4000 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, social media sites, and platforms.

See who’s behind each site and whether it has a record of publishing accurate information. Learn how each site 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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Get the Browser Extension

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

  1. Install the NewsGuard plugin in your Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari browser and sign up for a two-week free trial membership.
  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 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.

Get the NewsGuard browser extension

This extension is available via desktop browsers. NewsGuard is also available on mobile devices through Microsoft Edge mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Free Newsletter: The Misinformation Monitor

New data shows stunning popularity of misinformation sites on social media

NewsGuard’s free newsletter, the Misinformation Monitor, includes data, trends and special reports on digital misinformation and disinformation. In our February edition, we share new data about the scale of online engagement with misinformation sites, explore how major U.S. companies are funding Russian disinformation with their programmatic ads, and highlight local “news” sites funded by PACs and partisan donor groups without disclosure.

For Advertisers

Finally, a way to protect brands by keeping ads off unreliable news websites.

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.

Brand safety
By licensing the NewsGuard ratings, advertisers limit their advertising, including programmatic advertising, to sites that meet the NewsGuard criteria. Advertisers use this data and related information about sites to craft efficient—and safe—ad campaigns.

Ad tech companies have software to keep brands safe from hate speech and pornography. But artificial intelligence cannot root out false news because false news is designed to look like real news. NewsGuard adds an extra layer of protection as the only process that involves human beings—trained journalists—reviewing every website. Schedule a Product Overview

For Libraries, Educators and Parents
News literacy is 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 journalistically trained analysts assessing basic journalistic criteria of credibility and transparency.
A free browser extension and news literacy resources
Librarians, educators, and parents across the U.S. use NewsGuard’s free internet browser extension and other resources to teach news literacy and help children and adults sift through the vast number of sources of news and information online. NewsGuard continues to improve its educational offerings by partnering with leading news literacy organizations and participating in conferences and events centered on media literacy.

Visit our News Literacy page to learn more about how hundreds of libraries and schools use NewsGuard, and how your group or institution can partner with NewsGuard or use NewsGuard’s free resources today.
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