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Checker - The Fact Check Extension

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Overview

Protect yourself against misinformation, disinformation and scams with Checker - The Fact Check Extension.

** Catalogue updated weekly ** Masks don't work? Kubrick faked the moon landings? Was an alien mummy discovered in Peru? Help combat the spread of misinformation. Checker - The Fact Check Extension is a revolutionary free browser extension designed to fight dangerous and misleading online content. Its unique alert system and vast catalogue of fact checks and scam warnings places it among the most significant tools available in the struggle for truth on the internet. If a phrase known to be associated with misinformation, disinformation or scams appears on your page - Checker is there to let you know. Checker is loaded with features including fact checks and scam warnings from more than a dozen trusted outlets, a unique interface, live alerts, support for multiple languages, customisable sound effects and other interactive elements. ** V1.1.14.0 release notes** July 12, 2024 Today we launch a significant new feature, "Flags". Flags are small notifications that appear on Google, Facebook and X next to sources identified as having historic biases, are known for being misleading or sensationalist, or which are satirical but are often confused for real news sources. Understanding an outlet's history and biases is important for identifying whether the information it is presenting is potentially skewed, exaggerated or incomplete. As of its launch, there are approximately 140 popular sources in the catalogue sites which are flagged. These include both left- and right-wing publications, as well as those known for spreading conspiracies, hoaxes and myths. The appearance of the icon next to a source does not mean it is inherently untrustworthy or inaccurate, but it may help a user understand the perspectives or potential biases contained or likely to be contained within an article. "Flags" is just the latest of many updates and expansions expected for Checker over the coming months. Catalogue length: 4181 fact checks and scam warnings, 7940 known phrases ** V1.1.13.0 release notes** July 04, 2024 Catalogue length: 4082 fact checks and scam warnings, 6893 known phrases ** V1.1.12.0 release notes** June 22, 2024 After a few weeks away, Checker is back and better than ever - and with a major new feature. The extension can now scan images for text likely to be spreading misinformation, disinformation and scams. Images, specifically memes and post screenshots, are a major vehicle for the spread of misinformation. This new feature is another step towards a more effective way of answering it. Text-in-image recognition is still in its early stages of development and some features present in plain-text recognition have not yet been introduced, but they will be worked on in coming weeks. Catalogue length: 3956 fact checks and scam warnings, 6745 known phrases ** V1.1.11.0 release notes** June 03, 2024 Catalogue length: 3689 fact checks and scam warnings, 6384 known phrases ** V1.1.10.0 release notes** May 13, 2024 Catalogue length: 3536 fact checks and scam warnings, 6187 known phrases ** V1.1.9.0 release notes** May 4, 2024 Catalogue length: 3476 fact checks and scam warnings, 6097 known phrases. ** V1.1.8.0 release notes** April 29, 2024 Catalogue length: 2933 fact checks and scam warnings, 5380 known phrases. ** V1.1.7.0 release notes ** April 23, 2024 ** Catalogue length: 2611 fact checks and scam warnings ** V1.1.6.0 release notes ** Apil 19, 2024 ** After a few weeks away Checker is back and better than ever. We've developed a wholly new platform through which we can process fact checks and scams at an unprecedented speed. Over the coming months we expect exponential growth in the size of the catalogue and the usefulness of the extension. As always, if you encounter any issues or have any suggestions please do contact us using our official email address (available in the developer details below). ** V1.1.5.0 release notes ** March 25, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx 2575 fact checks and scam warnings ** V1.1.4.0 release notes ** February 16, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx 2420 fact checks and scam warnings Major improvement in extension size, approx 87% reduction ** V1.1.3.0 release notes ** February 9, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx 2370 fact checks and scam warnings ** V1.1.2.0 release notes ** February 4, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx 2300 fact checks and scam warnings ** V1.1.1.0 release notes ** January 26, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx 2160 fact checks and scam warnings ** V1.1.0.0 release notes ** January 13, 2024 ** Catalogue length: Approx. 2000 fact checks and scam warnings

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Nick & Martina HusseyFeb 2, 2024

Fantastic extension. Does everything I need it to. Fully recommend!!

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JRF Recording StudioFeb 1, 2024

Extremely effective. Such a valuable asset for fact checking and deciphering fake news, especially in 2024.

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Martin HusseyJan 27, 2024

Great extension for debunking misinformation online. Very easy to use, nice interface and highly effective.

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Details

  • Version
    1.1.14.0
  • Updated
    July 13, 2024
  • Offered by
    Checker - The Fact Check Extension
  • Size
    3.33MiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Email
    checkerextension@gmail.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

Checker - The Fact Check Extension 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.

Checker - The Fact Check Extension handles the following:

Location
Web history

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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