The verimedia plugin catches most news links
To help users of online media to easily judge content, verimedia takes an active approach that does not rely on the collaboration or action of individual sources or social media sites. Instead, users can install a small browser plugin that scans content for news and assigns the verimedia rating.
verimedia's browser widget (shortly available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari) provides users with a quick and easy-to-understand pictogram next to news articles, search results and links to news in social media. With this, it becomes effortless to judge the trustworthiness and quality of a news article or source.
An efficient solution requiring no effort by social media sites
By scanning the user's browser window before displaying it, the verimedia plugin can catch much more than a website operator could accomplish. It is also much faster in labeling content after it appears, an important element in our fast-moving world. This is what it does:
- Search results: if a particular URL is in the list of reviewed news or sources, the verimedia indicator (red, orange, green) will show how trustworthy this source is;
- News and news aggregation sites: the verimedia indicator shows for each article, author and source (for aggregation sites);
- Social media: the verimedia indicator is displayed next to accounts with news content, but also next to external links leading to news sources.
Plugin download (available for beta testing)
The first beta versions of the verimedia plugin are currently available upon request, and the first public version will soon be published for download here. They can be installed in most browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari) with a simple mouse click. The plugin does not collect any personal information.
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