Category Archives: newsguard

Microsoft Introduces ‘ElectionGuard’ Software to ‘Modernize’ Voting

Tech giant Microsoft is taking a step into the world of election security, offering a new open-source software called “ElectionGuard,” which it claims is an  “end-to-end” voting verification system to “modernize” elections.

Nolte: If You’re Not Defending Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones, You’re Doing Free Speech Wrong

The last thing any sane person should want is to give anyone, much less Big Business, the power to decide what is and is not acceptable speech, what is and is not racism, what is and is not a conspiracy theory.

Bokhari: When Will Big Tech Stop Amplifying NewsGuard-Approved Conspiracy Theories?

Big tech has long since caved to the power of big journalism. The spread of the Russia collusion hoax, fully approved of by Microsoft partner NewsGuard, is only the latest example.

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Microsoft Partner NewsGuard’s ‘Inherent Bias’

Donald Trump Jr. called out news “trustworthiness” browser plug-in NewsGuard over its “inherent bias,” Friday, after Media Matters was given a green rating by the Microsoft partner, despite the partisan outlet keeping an article which attacked conservatives who called Jussie Smollett’s debunked “hate crime” a hoax.

NewsGuard Rates Lara Logan Podcast Transcript ‘Real News’ on Some Sites, ‘Fake News’ on Others

NewsGuard, the browser plug-in that purports to separate real news from fake news and which is included in Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser by default, rated the exact same story about mainstream media journalist Lara Logan encouraging people to read news outlets from across the spectrum as fake on Breitbart News, but reliable on other websites.

NewsGuard Defends New York Times Stealth Edit of Blackface Story: ‘Not All Changes Necessarily Corrections’

NewsGuard, the establishment-backed “fact checker” that according to one report is approximately twice as likely to rate a conservative news site as “untrustworthy” compared to a non-conservative news site, urged caution to critics of the New York Times’ recent decision to alter a headline about Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitting to wearing blackface without notifying readers.

Microsoft Partner ‘NewsGuard’ Removes Daily Mail from News Blacklist

NewsGuard, the browser extension that rates the “trustworthiness” of news outlets which is included by default in Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser, has removed the Daily Mail from its blacklist — which includes Breitbart News, WikiLeaks, and the Drudge Report. NewsGuard claims that with the “benefit” of the Daily Mail’s “input,” it realized “we were wrong.”

Microsoft Blacklist: NewsGuard Warns Breitbart Is ‘Fake News’ 29 Times on Single Google Page

NewsGuard, the news publication ranking extension run by establishment media figures along with former Clinton, Obama and Bush administration members, warns that Breitbart is “Fake News” 13 times in one Google search.