December 13, 2016 B.S. Detector
B.S. Detector is a rejoinder to Mark Zuckerberg�s dubious claims that Facebook is unable to substantively address the proliferation of fake news on its platform. A browser extension for both Chrome and Mozilla-based browsers, B.S. Detector searches all links on a given webpage for references to unreliable sources, checking against a manually compiled list of domains. It then provides visual warnings about the presence of questionable links or the browsing of questionable websites. The list of domains powering the B.S. Detector was somewhat indiscriminately compiled from various sources around the web to test the proof-of-concept. We are actively reviewing this dataset, categorizing entries, and removing misidentified domains. We thus cannot guarantee complete accuracy of our data at the moment.

the list can be found here, and it includes sites like DailyCos and Wikileaks, as well as TheBlaze, DrudgeReport and Breitbart. This is one of those things that you find via Twitter, and you think well, the idea is good, if they’d only concentrate on sites spreading confirmed inaccuracies/untruths. The only way you could do this, is to let people add/remove media sources from the list that the addon downloads when it installs, not only that but you’d have to have scores for each article saying how many sites were posting it, and if it was picked up by any major news sources yet.


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This Is Fake This is along the lines of B. S Detector, except it’s only for Facebook. Someone from /r/fakenews said it uses this much narrower yet