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Ground News - Bias Checker

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Description from store Want a second opinion on the news that you’re reading? Try out the Ground News Bias Checker - a chrome extension bringing the power of the world’s first news source comparison platform to your desktop. Whenever you read a news article, The tool enables you to objectively see the political coverage bias of any story on the internet, and easily access a myriad of different perspectives on that very same story. You can see if the story is receiving balanced coverage, or is only being reported by news sources on the left and right. As seen below: We used advisory from journalists to inform the design and functionality of the extension but made it user friendly enough that the average newsreader can use it. Whether your routine is to check in on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit, Ground News can uncover the hidden bias in your news feed. The browser extension can: 1.Instantly tell you the media bias distribution of any story (% of coverage from sources on the left, right and center). The bias data is overlaid on your social media feed so you never have to disrupt your news browsing to see the underlying bias. 2. Give you easy access to media bias data and other perspectives when you read an article on over 50,000+ news sites. 3. With only one click, the extension enables you to access an aggregation of how other sources are reporting on the story. From here, you can easily compare how headlines and coverage differ among sources from across the political spectrum. Ground News is an entirely new way to read daily breaking news stories. Now, you can get it anywhere you are online. On your phone, tablet and desktop. Developed by a former NASA engineer, Ground News has helped over 100,000 users fight biased news and adopt a more balanced news diet. We can’t eliminate bias in the news - but we can help you clearly see it. Ground News gives you the power to see multiple perspectives and judge the truth for yourself. For support or general inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Latest reviews

  • (2021-07-16) Nicholas Dewey: The extension is very good. However, I live in Australia and the entire platform has very U.S.-centric bias, so publications that are considered right-of-center here are considered left-wing. If there was a feature that accounted local perspectives this would be very useful and would make the platform an instant 5 stars for me.
  • (2021-06-17) Cam Ross fb:TheNewLeftParty: Tim Pool hooked it up. This is just the kind of extension I've been looking for for a while now. Thanks, guys!
  • (2021-05-27) Ivermectina: On the information war Ground News is an excellent weapon to have. For the people complaining its not perfect... spare me... Your brain must do most of the work, the considerations of this extension are only there to provide you with a wider range of information
  • (2021-04-24) Jared Tweed: Great for reddit!
  • (2021-03-20) Brandon Woods: The Phone app is awesome, this extension is cool... but the phone app rocks!!
  • (2021-01-13) Frazer Mapp: Fantastic concept, love it, but the extension doesn't work well with lesser known sources and news outlets that are foreign to the U.S..
  • (2020-12-01) James Mouland: Only works on the Major sites. Nothing flagged in my Facebook feed, Nothing flagged in Twitter. I opened far right wing "news" reports, nothing. This is a great idea. Needs to be more inclusive.
  • (2020-11-17) Dominick: This is an amazing extension. Provides a bias rating for the new agency and gives references to all other agencies covering the same story so it is quick and easy to see multiple angles of the same story!
  • (2020-11-06) Jon Hallett: Awesome.
  • (2020-11-05) Daniel Winterstein: Good idea - flawed implementation: inaccurate ratings and limited coverage. I tested this app on my Facebook feed. It failed to comment on the majority of political posts, as it seems limited to only mainstream media articles. The things it flagged as "left wing bias" were mostly wrong -- e.g. the UK Government (gov.uk) was flagged as "100% left-wing biased". I wish!
  • (2020-10-02) Kelsye Nelson: Great to check the bias of new sources online.
  • (2020-09-16) Jordan I: Excellent idea! If only everyone could have this extension automatically applied to all of their browsers when they view online news; and before they share wild stories on social media platforms. Here's another idea; how about also having a reputation / truth / accuracy tracker for news agencies? For example, you can see if the article you're reading is from a site which is known to spread fake news, or simply from a news agency's website which may not be entirely trusted for its information.

Latest issues

  • (2021-05-30, v:2.5) Richie Holt: Not working in brave.
    When I load a news article the extension banner at top of the page says "unexpected error has occurred." Attempted to update browser and extension and still did not work.
  • (2021-05-26, v:2.5) James Bushey: This extension does not work for me in Chrome on Windows 10
    I use the extension alongside ghostery (anti-tracking) and AdBlock plus and the ground extension is apparently not working, do I need to whitelist an address for this extension to work? What I occasionally receive on a page is a white bar that says, "An error occurred" or nothing at all. I do not even know what I am looking for if it were working properly.
  • (2021-04-07, v:2.5) Machiavelrous: Not working properly on facebook.
    Hi, I think Ground News is a fantastic idea. However, when using it on Facebook, whenever I point to the bar showing the percentage of news outlets covering the story, I always get "Unexpected Error has occurred." I hope you can resolve this or provide solutions.
  • (2021-02-17, v:2.5) Owen Seidenwurm: Billing issues
    I've been a long time supporter and I love the iPhone app, but I recently found that I'm being billed $0.99 a week from my MacBook while also paying the monthly rate for the iPhone app subscription I've had for a while. Not a huge problem, I'd just like that weekly charge to stop but I'd like to keep my current subscription. Thanks, Owen Seidenwurm
  • (2020-09-16, v:1.6) Jordan I: Suggestion
    Great extension! Here's a idea; how about also having a reputation / truth / accuracy tracker for news agencies? For example, you can see if the article you're reading is from a site which is known to spread fake news, or simply from a news agency's website which may not be entirely trusted for its information.

Statistics

Installs
9,165 history
Category
Rating
4.6 (22 votes)
Last update / version
2020-11-03 / 2.5
Listing languages
en

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