Open Mind
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Open Mind

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Overview

Open Mind is web extension designed to combat fake news and political polarization, using cognitive science and machine learning.

Open Mind is a Google Chrome extension designed to combat the proliferation of fake news, and increase exposure to opposing viewpoints. We warn readers of websites known to publish fake news by providing the user with a warning and links to more reputable sources. Users also get direct analysis on how partisan their reading patterns are in a dashboard on their new tab page that tracks their political browsing history. Our dashboard gives users a list of recommended articles that can order to balance out the perspectives and biases in your reading history. Finally, underneath articles on your Facebook, Twitter and Google news feed, we suggest relevant articles that would broaden your perspective. We also warn you with a notification if you share an article on Facebook you have not read, or read an extensive amount of news that is consistently biased on one side of a topic. Privacy Disclosure: The Open Mind extension relies on tracking user browsing activity to provide insights to the user. The Open Mind extension is able to analyse the bias in your news and provide recommendations by sending the urls of webpages you browse to our server at https://api.whimmly.com, over encrypted HTTPS. Our server analyzes the articles and sends the results back to your browser. You can read our privacy policy here: https://openmind.press/privacy-policy

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DesFeb 1, 2021

Effectively useless. It's completely blind to many of the most notable news organisations I read from including Propublica, the BBC, Al Jazeera, FIveThirtyEight, Salon, Slate, Vox, Vice, Quartz, Aeon, CBC, and Wired. There should at least be an option to add custom sources. Sidenote: I've discovered that it will suggest articles from the BBC, but it still won't track them.

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Jessica CheeJul 8, 2018

open mind is my favourite chrome extension! it has been super useful when i'm reading the news and gives me great alternatives to the news sources that I usually follow! Love it! Keep up the great work!

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Lance BowmanJun 11, 2018

I would discourage anyone from using Open Mind. It only screens articles written by it's sponsors, Washington Post, Fox News, the New York Times, ABC News and AP. If you have other sources the widget ignores them. All suggested readings are from the sponsors as well. Not very open minded of them!

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Details

  • Version
    0.0.16
  • Updated
    December 2, 2021
  • Size
    3.3MiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    1200 E California Blvd MSC 276 Pasadena, California 91126 USA
    Website
    Email
    team@openmind.press
  • 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

Open Mind 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.

Open Mind handles the following:

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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