Chrome browser comes with an inbuilt feature which warns you whenever you visit a potentially dangerous website. A message shows up which warns you to keep away from the website. A similar feature will be introduced with Microsofts Edge browser but it will work only on the website it considers to be home to fake news.
According to The Guardian, Edge browser will now come with a feature which will warn users when they try to visit the
A report from The Guardian has revealed that the Edge browser is now warning users when they try to visit fake news sites. When you do so it will flash a message which reads -“Proceed with caution: this website generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”.
The latest feature added to Microsoft’s Edge browser is an attempt by a group of veterans in the news industry who want to have an established benchmark when it comes to news websites that can be trustworthy. It will help in eliminating website posting dubious news. The feature will be called News Guard, earlier this feature was available as a downloadable plugin but now Microsoft will introduce this feature with the mobile version of its Edge browser.
Steve Brill the founder of News Gaurd said publications can blame him for being on the list of publications labeled for fake news, but they are happy to be accountable and happy to be blamed. He insists people try out the feature as its completely transparent and is not based on any algorithms.
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