Microsoft Edge updated with NewsGuard feature to fight fake news

Microsoft Edge updated with NewsGuard feature to fight fake news
The authenticity of information, or fake news as we call it, has become one of the major issues affecting businesses and society in general. Many platforms that unwillingly proliferate fake news have tried to add filters that would prevent fake news from becoming viral, but none are 100% effective.

Microsoft Edge, the mobile browser that promises to give mobile users continuous browsing experience from their Android phone to Windows 10 device, has just declared war to fake news.

The application has been recently updated with a new feature called NewsGuard, which is meant to identify fake news and prevent them from spreading among consumers.


The new feature has been available for Microsoft Edge beta testers for a few weeks before being released in the Google Play Store. NewsGuard is expected to arrive on iOS devices as well since Microsoft tested the feature on iPhones as well.

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5 Comments

1. Charlie2k

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

NewsGuard.. Well.. No thank you.https://www.rt.com/usa/448555-newsguard-app-fa​ke-news/ It is clearly the worst type of propaganda. CNN.. Green. Washington post.. Green. FoxNews.. Green. RT.. Red!?

2. Budhainthemood

Posts: 80; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Are you living under a rock? RT is russian, the state propaganda news agency, OF COURSE it's gonna be in red, OMG...

3. Charlie2k

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Would you say the same about BBC.co.uk? The brittish exact equivalent to RT. Any day I would rare western propaganda worse than eastern. CNN and Washington Post are the worst.. Fox.. Haha.. You never see that type of superobvious propaganda on RT. Btw. Did you read the article i linked to? Seems legit and trustworthy organisation?

4. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I'm from the UK and trust me that the BBC is far from unbiased. If i want news the last place i would go is the BBC.

5. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

What a ridiculous comment. The BBC is not a state run organisation. It is in no way a direct equivalent to Russia Today. The BBC has independent governors, and internal checks and balances. It has a hugely broad spread of coverage and gets accused by all sides (including the government) of bias against them.

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