B.S. Detector

B.S. Detector

A browser extension that alerts users to unreliable news sources.

What is B.S. Detector?
B.S. Detector is a powerful Firefox add-on that helps users identify and avoid unreliable news sources such as fake news, satire, extreme bias, conspiracy theories, and more.
Stats
Users: 180
Rating: 2.67 (24)
Version: 0.2.8 (Last updated: 2016-12-26)
Creation date: 2016-12-06
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • *://unshorten.me/*
  • webRequest
  • webNavigation
Size: 76.58K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Easily identify fake and satirical news sites, as well as other questionable news sources. Adds a warning label to the top of questionable sites as well as link warnings on Facebook and Twitter.

Identifies:

  • Fake News: Sources that fabricate stories out of whole cloth with the intent of pranking the public.
  • Satire: Sources that provide humorous commentary on current events in the form of fake news.
  • Extreme Bias: Sources that traffic in political propaganda and gross distortions of fact.
  • Conspiracy Theory: Sources that are well-known promoters of kooky conspiracy theories.
  • Rumor Mill: Sources that traffic in rumors, innuendo, and unverified claims.
  • State News: Sources in repressive states operating under government sanction.
  • Junk Science: Sources that promote pseudoscience, metaphysics, naturalistic fallacies, and other scientifically dubious claims.
  • Hate Group: Sources that actively promote racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination.
  • Clickbait: Sources that are aimed at generating online advertising revenue and rely on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching pictures.
  • Proceed With Caution: Sources that may be reliable but whose contents require further verification.
User reviews
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Safety
Risk impact

B.S. Detector is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install B.S. Detector if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

B.S. Detector has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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