Watching Silicon Valley exercise news judgment has been like watching Walter Cronkite try to write code in Python... Four companies have created trustworthiness indicators for news websites: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and NewsGuard. Publishers have no way of learning their secret trust score from the Silicon Valley companies.
NewsGuard’s journalistically trained analysts use nine basic, apolitical criteria ... each site ... Nutrition Label explaining the ratings ... NewsGuard analysts call for comment when a news website looks like it might fail ...
Ninety percent [of consumers] trusted ratings more when done by “trained journalists with varied backgrounds” than by Silicon Valley companies.
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