Avast News Companion (beta)
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Avast News Companion (beta)

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Overview

Build a full picture of the story with Avast News Companion

Don’t be fooled by fake news. Get Avast News Companion to check your sources for biases and factual reporting. With Avast News Companion, you can easily and quickly check how accurate and balanced your favorite news sites are. It alerts you when sites have a known political bias, which range from Left to Right, and we'll also tell you about scientific, satiric, and questionable sources. With this extension you’ll be sure to know the truth behind what you read. Avast News Companion uses algorithms that analyze factual reporting, and verify the statements from the articles against fact-checking databases. Based on that you’ll get alerted about misleading claims or incorrect news. The extension can also identify conspiracies and propaganda, so you know you're reading the truth. It helps you to: - Get all the info before forming an opinion - Understand your own reading habits - Make informed decisions about news Coming soon: - Reading habits Visualize what you're reading in descriptive diagrams. We'll show you your stats on politics, tabloids, and science to help you balance your reading habits. Don’t be fooled, make sure you read real news. Available for Google Chrome™ and other Chromium browsers. This extension collects info about: - Which parts of the extension you click on and the order that you click on them. This helps us understand which features you like best. - The ratings you give us for each article (on whether or not the info was helpful). This helps us make sure the extension works properly. - The newspaper pages you’re reading. This provides the info to show you your reading habits and insights. We'll never collect info about other browsing habits (like shopping or streaming). We have a full list of the websites where we track reading. Download it here. Don’t be fooled, make sure you read real news. Available for Google Chrome™ and other Chromium browsers. For more details visit, https://platform.avast.com/innovation/news-companion

3.7 out of 53 ratings

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Aria_ GamingApr 21, 2024

Amazing. Just tried it out and it works!

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林 Lin昭辰 Chao-Chen Jack Kenichi YEGDec 1, 2022

No reactions to any kind of online news websites at all, for examples, CBCNews.ca and CNN, please. So then, who could go fix it all-out asap, please?

Details

  • Version
    1.3.164
  • Updated
    February 22, 2022
  • Size
    508KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    browser-extensions@avast.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

Avast News Companion (beta) has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

Avast News Companion (beta) handles the following:

Personally identifiable information
Web history
User activity

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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