extension ExtPose

PropOrNot Propaganda Flagger

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Flags links to identified Russian propaganda domains on webpages

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Description from store This plugin highlights identified Russian propaganda outlets with red YYYs, as described on: http://www.propornot.com/p/the-yyycampaignyyy.html

Latest reviews

  • (2018-07-02) Вероника С: Нравится, полезный инструмент
  • (2018-02-20) Steve Caldwell: I use this a way to flag news stories that should be read with a critical eye.
  • (2017-04-17) Guillaume B.: I'm researching/analyzing Russian propaganda for my masters, this happens to be very useful and pretty spot on. However, because I often have to read those websites, the YYYs get a little bit annoying. I wish there was a way to temporarily desactivate it, or have the option to highlight insted. Also, the add-on doesn't make the distinction between a link to, say, http://endingthefed.com/ and the other link http://whois.domaintools.com/endingthefed.com All in all, this is promising.
  • (2017-02-01) Namma Apsu: Reminds me of what the Scientologists did to their followers back when they were having them put up "personal websites". They sent them software and told them it would safeguard their online experience. Except, it didn't let them see anything. Censorship - OF ANY KIND - is bad. If PropOrNot really wanted to be useful instead of controlling they would have offered free classes on how to spot opinions from news. Guess the money and prestige is all they think about, eh? Now to go delete this terrible thing they made.
  • (2017-01-07) Excellent work! you can i.d. fake profiles too with the yyys on their posts, awesome job!
  • (2016-12-13) Jeremy Workman: Works great and stays updated. Thanks!
  • (2016-12-12) I don't know what I think about the plugin yet so middle of the road is ***. That said, I wanted to post this link for Timothy Chase about the origins of rt.com: http://whois.domaintools.com/rt.com It includes this information: "Registrant Name: ANO TV-Novosti Registrant Organization: ANO TV-Novosti Registrant Street: Bldg.3, Borovaya St. Registrant City: Moscow Registrant State/Province: Registrant Postal Code: 111020"
  • (2016-12-04) Затея шикарная, однако базы пока явно маловатые, поэтому помечаются далеко не все фейки и вбросы.
  • (2016-12-02) Timothy Chase: There are a lot of one star ratings for this add-in, almost as if there is a campaign to give this as low a rating as possible. There are also a few comments where people are saying they love the add-in because what it flags (mostly Russian propaganda, oftentimes offered through repeaters rather than initial sources, where the repeaters are not necessarily aware of their role in propagating propaganda) is exactly what they think is worth reading. Then they give it a one star. Or someone will assume that the function of this add-in is to flag what you dare not read. What this add-in flags is something you should be reading - if you wish to know how accurate the add-in is. You should read the flagged material - if you wish to know how Russian propaganda is attempting to affect Western thought and have some insight into their political objectives, or if you wish to be sure that it is Russian propaganda so that you can point this out to the websites that are simply repeating the propaganda without knowing that it is propaganda. Russia influenced the US presidential election through weaponized intelligence - the hacked DNC emails that were spun by the right and focused on by mainstream media to the near exclusion of the actual issues. But they also stepped up the release of fake news the last few weeks - with fake news being read more often than legitimate coverage. Russia would like to see the EU and NATO fail as these organizations offer a united front against international objectives, including, judging from Crimea, retaking parts of Eastern Europe or threatening to do so in order to get what it wants. Likewise, Russia would like to see the United States turn away from its allies and inward. Those who value Western open democratic liberal societies will oppose this, and for such individuals this is a useful tool.
  • (2016-12-02) Erast Fondorin: Is it possible to have a list of Prop marked articles? to a void reading brainwashing us Prop?
  • (2016-12-01) T R: First, this Russian propaganda problem is much bigger than people realize. It's going to persist and follow areas with the most political activity. We just had an onslaught in the USA, now it's going to focus on European elections this year in an effort to elect more Putin-friendly leaders. This is a simple plugin that only flags links to suspect sites. If the site commonly reprints, rewords, or links to known Russian propaganda, it gets marked. IT DOES NOT CENSOR ANYTHING. It only offers the bit of information that the website knowingly or unknowingly helps to spread propaganda. The criteria are not stated, and this makes people understandably uneasy. It's just a reminder to be alert. The effectiveness of propaganda actually depends on mixing a small amount of fake information with real information, making it difficult to identify immediately. It can also be simply giving a more pro-Putin or anti-NATO/USA slant to stories, a lot. Common Russian propaganda is hysterically anti-NATO, anti-Soros, pro-Brexit, pro-Le Pen, etc. If you do a simple test for the domains with a site-restricted google word search, then carefully look at the slant or number of articles, you'll get a clue how unbalanced those sites are. Further, if you go to known Kremlin-run propaganda sites like Pravda, Tass, RT, Sputnik, Katehon, and others, you'll see pieces of those very articles, slightly rewritten in many languages. Hunting these sites down is sometimes difficult and tedious, and just because you don't see the evidence doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I have absolutely no affiliation with the authors of this plugin.
  • (2016-11-30) Well, you can pretty much figure out that these are the sites you *should* be visiting! Sure, there are some right-wing sources, but there are some serious gems here. This is nothing more than a propaganda tool to keep you from finding out information that is being held back by the MSM! I asked my Mom to stop watching CNN because they're aren't covering the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and she and my other relatives are starting to realize that you can't count on the MSM anymore. This tool just screams "threatened", as it's game over for the elite if you stop getting a subset of news spoon-fed to you. Fight on!
  • (2016-11-30) GIL ANGEL BRIEGA: Este filtro es puro fascismo. Sirve para saber algunas webs que informan la verdad.
  • (2016-11-29) Prohor Gladkikh: It's not your call to decide what is propaganda and what is not.
  • (2016-11-28) Aleš Pečnik: If you need a plugin to help you distinguish between propaganda and "real stuff", then you're beyond hope. What this plugin might do, though, is make you more susceptible to the propaganda the plugin's authors believe in, or at least want others to believe in. Seriously, if you can't ferret out the propaganda yourself, remove yourself from debates - you have nothing to add yourself.
  • (2016-11-28) Kurt Sperry: This is automated libel, and the perps are hiding from accountability. Is there literally no vetting of extensions by Chrome? This wouldn't pass even the most rudimentary of ethical hurdles.
  • (2016-11-28) James Lewis: This poorly thought-out attempt to expose Russian propaganda has YYYechoesYYY of the smear tactics of the alt-right.
  • (2016-11-28) William McSpirit: Now I know what sites are actually reporting the truth!!! Thank You! Every site on this list is the truth! This is a joke and you can not win! The truth will always find a way.
  • (2016-11-27) Ch. Peshkov: zerohedge!!! propaganda! retarded extension!
  • (2016-11-27) This is a closed source extension with no developer website published just an email. Download this at your own risk.
  • (2016-11-26) mm: Propornot says they want to create a tool to eliminate fake news, yet it shows its own bias by flagging even the US Constitution as Russian propaganda. Mostly containing right-wing links, the obvious bias this addon has is even more evident when you notice no or almost no left-wing medias are present in the list, even though some of them would fit the criteria of publishing either fake, click-baity or sensationalistic content (VICE News is an obvious example) Trying to keep people safe from propaganda is a noble cause, but Propornot got it wrong on so many levels. Just another group that follows the narrative that "fake news resulted in Trump's victory). I do not believe the list of targeted websites to be fair, even though !some! websites the app lists do seem to fit criteria such as sensationalistic and fake news. At this point, you are honestly better off doing your own research than relying on someone to tell you what is fake and what is not. I also found the methodology behind the app to be poor and rushed.
  • (2016-11-26) Andrew Krause: Several well-established media sites are being flagged. Bloomberg? Federalist Papers? Drudge Report? This is nothing more than an attempt to censor center-right news sources. Meanwhile, left-wing sites like Vox and Daily Kos with established ties to the Russian government get a pass? Here's the one simple truth: Russia does have an anti-western propaganda effort in place, but it is based entirely on using paid commentators who inject anti-western propaganda into the comments section of major media sites. Google "Trolls from Olgino". This "fake news" hysteria is an excuse for why a well entrenched and coordinated establishment lost a free and fair election.
  • (2016-11-26) Les Witherspoon: Went to a a site listed that focuses solely on reviews of scientific studies for nutrition - it flagged EVERYTHING, including the menu links! The fake news issue is a serious one, and needs to be evaluated, but this extension is a joke.
  • (2016-11-26) hellaturnt: lmfao so you basically created a malware chrome plugin that misleads people, nice!! I'm sure we should all trust you to tell is what is "fake news.." PATHETIC.
  • (2016-11-26) Павло Колесник: Правильне рішення.
  • (2016-11-26) Khust City: хотелось бы самостоятельно добавлять сайты в список


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3.0 (51 votes)
Last update / version
2016-11-24 / 0.0.6
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