Fact Layer

Fact Layer

Fact checking resource to help navigate the internet. Provides contextual information via the toolbar giving a brief explanation of a news/organization and what its bias is.

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What is Fact Layer?

Fact Layer is a Firefox add-on that integrates into social networking and news aggregation sites, providing contextual information and bias analysis for news and organizations. It also offers fact checking lookup, information on satire and fake news, and detection of unreliable sources.

Stats date:
Users: 56 ▲ 1
Rating: 3.75 (4)
Version: (Last updated: 2022-04-10)
Creation date: 2016-12-02
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • *://factlayer.azurewebsites.net/*
  • webRequest
Size: 353.53K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Fact Layer provides helpful contextual information on many sites while you browse the internet.

Some of the features include:

  1. Integration into social networking / news aggregation sites, to make it easier to tell if a news item is worth clicking into. Currently Reddit, CounterSocial, Digg, Slashdot, and Fark are supported.

  2. Bias information on more than 2,000 news/media sites.

  3. Information on satire, fake news, and extremely unreliable sources.

  4. Article specific fact checking lookup that displays the number of factual statements that are disputed.

  5. Information on around 8,000 charities.

  6. Automated detection of some fake local news sites (i.e actionews3.com, channel22news.com, etc).

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User reviews

by 12bytes, 2020-10-19

by grahamperrin, 2020-07-31
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Risk impact

Fact Layer 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 Fact Layer if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Fact Layer has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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