NewsGuard, the service that assesses the reliability and transparency of news sites, is now free for all Microsoft Edge users. The service was free for Edge mobile users (iOS and Android), but now the Edge desktop extension is also free. Chrome and Firefox users will still have to pay $ 2.95 a month.
The goal of NewsGuard is to help you determine if you can trust the information you read. It assesses news sites on several criteria, as if it repeatedly disseminates false news or is open to admitting errors. If you happen to be on a satire site, it will not rate the site but mark it as satire, so you are fully aware of this.
He hasn’t rated each site yet (because the internet is big), but if you’re on a website he’s looking at, you’ll get a green, yellow, or red badge depending on his score. If you want to know more, you can click to know more.
Transparency and reliability are laudable goals, but you might be reluctant to pay $ 2.95 a month for a service that itself requires some confidence. Now, thanks to a partnership with Microsoft, all Edge users can use NewsGuard for free.
Last year, Microsoft already added NewsGuard to the iOS and Android versions of Edge. But now the desktop extension is also free. You will need to download it from the Microsoft Store. Chrome and Firefox users will still have to pay, but if you’ve installed both browsers anyway, you can install the Edge version to check on the sites when you have questions.