SKWAWKBOX approved by Newsguard for trust and reliability

Newsguard Technologies’ browser extension is included by default in Microsoft’s Edge browser for mobile devices and is available on Chrome, Edge desktop and Firefox. Ratings allow users to identify sites with high levels of reliability, trustworthiness and transparency

Newsguard is a service run by journalists to assess the reliability and trustworthiness of news websites. SKWAWKBOX has passed the assessment and received the green approval mark.

Users who have installed and enabled the Newsguard browser extension will now see the green tick/shield logo next to the address bar in their browser:

Clicking on the icon allows site visitors to read either a short or full ‘nutrition label’ and to read the content with a high degree of confidence in the way the site is run, written and sourced. The icon also appears next to links posted on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, for users who have the extension enabled.

The SKWAWKBOX’s full ‘nutrition label’ can be read here.

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19 responses to “SKWAWKBOX approved by Newsguard for trust and reliability

  1. No, you’re full of shit when it comes to labour policy on the eu.

    Isn’t that right, eu knobheads?

    • Congrats, by the way. skwawky! 😉

      (Journalism as it ought to be)

      nick ‘rateater’ cohen, dan ‘clairvoyancy’ hodges, paul ‘de liar’ stains et al, take note …

  2. Have we really become so unable to assess and think for ourselves that we need a tick of “trustworthiness” to guide us? I don’t mean to disrespect Skwawkbox but we are walking into full on censorship and control of our information consumption.

    • ”Have we really become so unable to assess and think for ourselves that we need a tick of “trustworthiness” to guide us?”

      Not all journalists are bad journalists, and this Newsguard ‘tick” appears to be a seal of approval awarded from amongst Steve’s peers.

      A lot more trustworthy than some government sponsored pile o cack IPSO, woudn’t you agree?

      (Why it isn’t called PSO because there’s no ‘Independence’ about it)

      • You miss my point The Toffee… why do we need arbiters of trustworthiness whether we think they’re fair or not? Are we becoming a society that cannot read widely, assess and make up our own minds and even, heaven forbid, have our opinions and knowledge challenged forcing us to think deeper and consider other perspectives. At best this is leading us down the road of cliques of conformation bias.

      • “Are we becoming a society that cannot read widely, assess and make up our own minds and even, heaven forbid, have our opinions and knowledge challenged forcing us to think deeper and consider other perspectives. ”
        I think it’s you that’s missing the point.
        It merely allows users of the device to have it confirmed that they aren’t on a fake news site, of which there are at least two on the world wide web that are designed and set up to appear to visitors as genuine news.
        You don’t have the device, neither do I, and no-one says you have to.
        Objecting to it is like a non-subscriber to ‘Which?’ saying it’s a waste of money.

  3. Indeed. Who the arbiters? What are the criterion?

    … and obviously, it has nothing to do with much of what the site is about, which is opinion.

  4. Did you win an award for the endless grovelling to working class xenophobes, racists and Nationalists who want Brexit, vote for right wing extremists and blame Muslims, Muslims and Muslims for austerity?

    I wonder if the author has ever been near a working class community, where brilliant, resilient, just and fair people live alongside reactionary elements? I ask, as all this talk of Labour’s ‘heartlands’ seems ill informed and naive.

    Most Labour members and supporters want to remain in the EU. The author, here, wants to pander the reactionary views of Nationalists.

    • “Did you win an award for the endless grovelling to working class xenophobes, racists and Nationalists who want Brexit, vote for right wing extremists and blame Muslims, Muslims and Muslims for austerity?”
      You seem to be reading the Daily Mail, but responding here.
      Weird guy.

      • “You seem to be reading the Daily Mail”

        No – it’s the xenophobes who do that – whoever they are. The weirdness is in making artificial excuses for it.

    • Never heard of them. Who are they?
      They got a free ad out of it, why are they complaining?

  5. In a latest Skwawkbix missive their is a lengthy tirade, including a defence against accusations of Stalinism.

    Whether that accusation us true, I’m not sure but two things need to be emphasized:

    – their is far too much grovelling around the the Labour party leadership. It is endless. We lose a general election, we duff up local elections, get humiliated in the EU elections and the leadership is perfect, somehow!

    -the philosophical attitude to working class people is Stalinist. It’s as if working class adults are unwitting siphers when they vote for right wing, reactionary racists. They are deemed to be mere victims of propaganda and voting for Faragist politics because they are really progressive. If working class adults vote for Farage, they are grown up agents who must take responsibility for their actions.

    • Reading and responding here is entirely voluntary. If you hate it so much, WTF are you doing here?
      Just askin’

    • Good to have a bit of truth-telling rather than knee-jerking and stuffing heads under blankets.

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