The Newseum, Freedom Forum Institute and Our.News are pleased to launch Newstrition®, a new interactive tool that makes it easy for the public to make informed decisions about what is real and what is “junk” news. These free Chrome and Firefox browser extensions provide background information about news publishers, verified by the Freedom Forum Institute, allowing users to check and rate a story’s sources and also rate the stories themselves. After adding to your browser, just read the news anywhere you normally do. When you want to dig deeper, just click the Newstrition icon!

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Browser extensions are available for free to the public. Download here:



Newstrition can also be integrated directly into your news publishing and aggregation technology, using our global API or JavaScript plugins. These platform versions of the Newstrition tools are intended to make it easier for your end users to fact-check and validate news, without installing any software. This increases user engagement, participation, and trust in the news. For more information, please contact us at