News lives on the internet now! Various news sources are taking advantage of that by linking to sources, but it’s not always clear that they’re linking to external sources. It’s even less clear whether they’re linking to trustworthy external sources.
This project has a few goals:
- Make it clear whether a news article links to any external sources that readers can use to independently verify that the news is being reported accurately.
- Help users quickly find the primary sources that they trust
- (Eventually) Point out the relative trustworthiness of primary sources (e.g. a .gov url is likely a more trustworthy source than a tweet)
We don’t collect data from you without your explicit consent. Any data collected by PSS is opt-in only - if you don’t explicitly check a box in our options, we won’t collect a single bit about your web usage.