Social Impact Report: 2021

Learn how NewsGuard's team has been leading the fight against misinformation in our annual Social Impact Report.

2021 brought many milestones for NewsGuard. We rated and updated our ratings for 7,466 news sites, led 1,801 news publishers to improve their editorial practices, cataloged 762 false narratives as misinformation fingerprints, and served more than 7 million library patrons with our Reliability Ratings for news sites. These milestones are just the beginning.

Now, we’re pleased to share NewsGuard’s Social Impact Report for 2021. In this report, you’ll find:

  • An overview of our constantly expanding partnerships, from technology platforms to advertising companies, in which NewsGuard’s data protects users, brands and democracies from harmful misinformation.
  • Updates on our continued efforts in media literacy in schools and over 800 public libraries (the latter on a pro-bono basis), and with 25 global research institutions, licensing our data to empower research on online engagement with news sources, how misinformation narratives spread, and other misinformation trends.
  • A summary of our work investigating false narratives surrounding political elections across our markets, issuing frequent reports to regulators and the World Health Organization, and documenting the most common harmful hoaxes as myths in our Misinformation Fingerprints database.

Read the full report below or click here to download the PDF version.

– Release date: January 2022