Free Chrome extension helps internet users spot fake news

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The rise of fake news has affected many people’s faith in the internet as a reliable source. In order to help with the problem, Adblock Plus maker eyeo is launching a new browser extension called Trusted News. Available free for Chrome browsers, the extension works by checking domains, websites, and news sources against the world’s largest network of fact-checking databases. After installing the Trusted News extension, users can navigate to websites as usual but they will now notice a green check-mark or other flags on the extension indicating the nature of the sources used by that site. Besides a green…

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