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Fake News, Misleading News, Biased News: Fact-Checking Sites and Plug-Ins

Fact-Checking Resources

Browser Plug-Ins

Try these browser plug-ins to be alerted to the reputation of news sources

AP. Not Real News: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

Ground News- Bias Checker: This extension is available in a variety of browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and various others. This tool allows users to compare news from a variety of sources to note bias, any potential blind-spots from reporting on a particular issue, and offering more independent news sources. The extension also provides users with ratings for bias (by noting where on a spectrum from far-left to far-right an article might fall,) as well as factuality ratings and ownership of News' company to further aid users in determining credibility and gathering information on a topic. 

Media Bias/Fact Check: Similar to Ground News, MBFC displays a color-coded icon that notes a particular bias of the page being viewed, and also works for social media sites, like Facebook and X (formerly Twitter). Has extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

Stopaganda Plus: This is a third-party extension that uses a similar system to MBFC, and uses information from MBFC on any source that's already been rated. Works on more social media sites, like Reddit, as well as search engines like Google and DuckDuck Go. Has extensions on Chrome and Firefox.