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2020
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A tool to highlight misinformation

As Covid 19 news and information dominate the news, misinformation about the virus is also peaking. BT has long been committed to the online safety of our customers, providing advice and safeguarding tools that help protect all users.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has partnered with BT and libraries to raise awareness of a free tool to help those online critically assess the Covid 19 information they engage with.

NewsGuard’s browser extension provides users with warnings when websites have published false or misleading information about Covid 19 or any other topic, including hoaxes and dangerous misinformation, conspiracy theories or cures. This empower users to make their own choices and judgements about the sources of information they find online.

It is currently a free download, available here https://www.newsguardtech.com/free/