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    Microsoft's web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news

    Microsoft's web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news. Here's how your favorite publications stack up.

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    • Microsoft's new version of its popular web browser now warns users about potentially untrustworthy news sources.
    • The service it uses is called NewsGuard — a third-party application run by journalists (including a Business Insider board member) who evaluate publications and rate them on a variety of factors.
    • Publications such as The Washington Post and Fox News are considered trustworthy, while warnings are issued for Breitbart, DailyKOS, The Daily Mail, and more.

    Ever clicked on a news story only to discover that it's from some publication you've never heard of?

    How did you determine if it was a trustworthy news source?

    That problem is more prevalent than ever, as tens of millions of people get their news primarily from places like Facebook and Twitter.

    Microsoft is aiming to tackle the problem with a major addition to its web browser: a built-in tool called NewsGuard that warns users before they click on a potentially untrustworthy news source.

    The idea is simple: Users see a "Nutritional Label," similar to those seen on food products, that explains why the publication has been deemed trustworthy or untrustworthy.

    The British tabloid Daily Mail is flagged as problematic because of credibility and transparency issues, according to NewsGuard. The Daily Mail/NewsGuard

    The tool is rolling out to mobile users of Microsoft's Edge browser now, but is expected to head to other platforms in the future.

    NewsGuard is also available as an extension for Chrome, Google's ubiquitous internet browser, and we used it to check the ratings of a variety of publications:

    1. The New York Times: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/The New York Times

    2. Fox News: Trustworthy, with caveats.

    NewsGuard/Fox News

    3. The Washington Post: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/The Washington Post

    4. The Guardian: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard / The Guardian

    5. The Wall Street Journal: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/Wall Street Journal

    6. National Review: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/National Review

    7. The NY Post: Trustworthy, with caveats.

    NewsGuard/The New York Post

    8. The Daily News: Trustworthy, with caveats.

    NewsGuard/The Daily News

    9. The Federalist: Trustworthy, with caveats.

    NewsGuard/The Federalist

    10. The Economist: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/The Economist

    11. Breitbart: Not trustworthy.


    12. The Daily Kos: Not trustworthy.


    13. Russia Today (RT): Not trustworthy.


    14. The Times of Israel: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/The Times of Israel

    15. Business Insider: Trustworthy!

    But you already knew that, didn't you? NewsGuard/Google/Business Insider

    16. The Huffington Post: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/The Huffington Post

    17. Al Jazeera: Not trustworthy.

    NewsGuard/Al Jazeera

    18. Bloomberg: Trustworthy, with caveats.


    19. BuzzFeed News: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/BuzzFeed News

    20. MSNBC: Trustworthy!


    21: The Associated Press (AP): Trustworthy!


    22. The Daily Beast: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/TheDaily Beast

    23. TMZ: Trustworthy, with caveats.


    24. Splinter: Trustworthy, with caveats.


    25. Vice News: Trustworthy!


    26. Forbes: Trustworthy, with caveats.


    27. The Los Angeles Times: Trustworthy!

    NewsGuard/LA Times

    28. Time: Trustworthy, with caveats.


    29. BBC: Trustworthy, with caveats.


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