With a lot of fake news and content online, it’s very difficult to identify which news is original and authentic. Some of the fake news even spread like wildfire. Therefore, to help you identify the content creator and original news publishing media, the NewsGuard Rating was created.
The other day, I was browsing through the news website to have a recap of what is happening around the world. At that moment, I came across such news that we’re so ridiculous that they seemed unbelievable. On researching further, I discovered they were fake and it was created only to entice the audience into reading it so that it goes viral.
NewsGuard Rating rates the news or even websites based on various parameters like credibility. authenticity, authorship, trust, etc.
If the NewsGuard rating for a website lists low to poor or it is marked as red, then it’s better to stay away from the site. Subsequently, this will safeguard the original and authentic news creator rather than promoting content that was created to gain popularity and money.
How to Enable NewsGuard Extensions in Edge Android?
The NewsGuard chrome extension helps in validating the authenticity and credibility of the source of information. You can just enable the extension within Edge android and let it work in the background.
Here are the quick steps to enable the NewsGuard extension in Microsoft Edge for Android OS smartphones:
- Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
- Tap on the menu for options.
- Select the Settings menu from the options list.
- Scroll down to the News rating option, and tap on it.
- Enable the toggle button against the Display rating on the address bar with the option to turn ON.
This will enable the NewGuard rating against each website and highlight the trusted and non-trusted source of information online.
If you see any website with a Red NewsGuard shield, then it’s good to stay away from it and not to rely on the information shared on it. It might be a fake news article. It is recommended to always visit the site that has been rated in Green shield.
Bottom Line: Edge Android NewsGuard Rating
The Edge Android’s NewsGuard rating extension helps in identifying the fake news articles present online. This also promotes credible news and informational sites.
After I started using the NewsGuard chrome extension, my perspective on reading news online changed completely. Now, I only trust the sites that have a Green rating in the NewsGuard rating list. It helps promote only authentic and original content.
Thanks to Edge Android for incorporating such a great feature into the mobile browser. By the way, this feature isn’t available in chrome android which is meritable for Edge users. There is also another extension name Honey added into Edge Android.
What do you think about the NewsGuard rating feature in your Edge Android browser? How helpful do you find this feature while browsing?