NewsGuard reverses Daily Mail browser warning
A plugin that flashed up warnings to readers that the Daily Mail website’s news content failed on basic standards has been changed.
The London-based newspaper had complained that the NewsGuard plug-in gave its Mail Online website a negative review, the UK Press Gazette reported.
The plug-in now gives the Mail Online a positive green shield after discussions with executives from the news website, which is one of the most widely read in the world.
However, US startup, Newsguard, maintained that Mail Online still failed to gather and present information in a responsible way to its readers.
NewsGuard’s technology rates news sources to help people decide whether a website’s content is trustworthy, or a likely source of fake news.
The ratings drew attention in January after Microsoft included the plug-in with its Edge web browser for Android and iOS devices.