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Evaluating Online News Sites

Want more information about online news sites quickly?

NewsGuard thoroughly evaluates over 6,000 online news sites, including major German newspapers and mass media. Use Microsoft Edge browser and download the extension for free. (Otherwise it's a subscription service, $2.95/month.)

Go to https://www.newsguardtech.com/edge within the Edge browser, for directions about adding the extension.

For the App version, go to the Microsoft Edge settings, and click on News ratings. Turn it on. When there is a rating for the news site, you'll see the icon in the address bar.

Once you have NewsGuard installed, you'll see a green, gray, or red icon next to the results list in Google, or at the top next to the URL when you are on a site that NewsGuard has evaluated. Hover over the icon to bring up a short evaluation of how well it follows journalistic standards. Click on "See the full Nutrition Label" to view a detailed analysis, with references.