Know where your news comes from with detailed trust ratings and "nutrition labels" for news sources--and get warnings when you visit an unreliable site. Transparent, accountable, and right in your mobile browser as you access the news.
NewsGuard's analysts, who are trained journalists, have assessed thousands of news sources that account for 95% of online engagement across the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Italy. Sites are assessed based on nine apolitical journalistic criteria--like whether they regularly publish false content, use deceptive headlines, reveal who owns and finances them, or correct reporting errors. NewsGuard's detailed nutrition labels show how each site fares on each of the criteria along with an overall trust score of 0-100 and a detailed description of who's behind the site, its record of accuracy, and why it received its rating.
We tell you which sites look like local news but are actually funded by political campaigns or PACs. We flag sites publishing false medical information like phony cures and ineffective treatments. We'll also tell you which generally trustworthy sources best adhere to journalistic practices and which are falling short in certain areas.
Download NewsGuard to search through our database of 4,000+ ratings for news websites around the world. Send a link to NewsGuard from your mobile browser or from other apps like Messenger or WhatsApp to look up a site’s rating in one tap. Enable warnings in the NewsGuard app settings to get alerts every time you visit a site with a Red “unreliable” rating.
With NewsGuard you'll get:
* Unlimited access to our mobile app and browser extension with ratings of more than 4,000 websites that account for 95% of engagement with news in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Italy.
* Ratings icons next to links in your links on all of the top search engines, social media platforms, and news aggregation sites.
* Summaries showing who owns each site, its political leaning if any, and how it performs on nine journalistic criteria.
* Detailed written descriptions of each site and why they passed or failed the nine criteria.
* Warnings on hoax healthcare sites peddling unreliable advice and miracle cures.
* Warnings on political propaganda news sites funded by campaigns or PACs.
* Warnings on from hoaxes, conspiracy theories, advertising posing as news, and other unreliable sites.
* A reliability score of 0-100 for each site based on its performance on our nine criteria.