This extension is available via desktop browsers. NewsGuard is also available on mobile devices through Microsoft Edge mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Download NewsGuard’s browser extension
To help fight COVID-19 hoaxes and misinformation online, NewsGuard has partnered with BT to provide NewsGuard’s browser extension and mobile apps free on all major internet browsers and mobile platforms until September 30th.
Users can download NewsGuard free to see detailed trust ratings for thousands of news and information websites. NewsGuard’s red and green rating icons display next to links on search engines, social media pages, and other platforms, indicating whether a site is trustworthy or not. Hover over the NewsGuard icon to see a summary of each site’s rating or click through to see a more detailed analysis. The ratings flag sites publishing COVID-19 myths and other misinformation and show a green check mark icon next to trustworthy sites.
Real-time warnings on COVID-19 misinformation
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, misinformation about the illness is spreading across the internet. NewsGuard’s team is reporting on the many falsehoods about the virus that are gaining traction online—and the sources that are publishing and spreading those myths. Since NewsGuard’s launch, its team has made coverage of health and medical misinformation a special focus, and its reporting on COVID-19 builds on that past reporting.