TrustedNews, available only for Google Chrome, comes from Eyeo, the company behind the popular AdBlock Plus ad-filtering plug-in. TrustedNews works differently from NewsGuard because it does not recruit journalists to analyze news sites.
Instead, TrustedNews uses MetaCert's MetaCert protocol, which uses independent sources to measure the accuracy and accuracy of message content. Eyeo considers MetaCert to be reliable, claiming that its sources are not politically linked and transparent in fact-checking.
In addition to MetaCert, TrustedNews relies on other sources to analyze news and information pages. One such source is Politifact, a fact-checking service operated by the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists. Another source is Snopes, who tries to fight misinformation by employing writers, editors and others to check rumors and rumors.
A third source is Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communications and media at Merrimack College, known for compiling a list of fake news sources. Originally meant only for a class that taught Zimdars, the list has now become viral.
The sources use specific criteria to analyze each site and give it a specific rating or classification. Is the content based on facts and is it backed up by primary sources? In this case, the site is considered trusted. Does the website publish incorrect or misleading information? If so, the rating is considered untrustworthy.
If the site contains politically biased content or unproven and twisted views, it is considered biased. If there are misleading or false headlines designed to mislead readers into visiting the site, it will be rated as Clickbait. And when the content that threatens your computer or personal security is detected, it is considered malicious.