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Microsoft has a low opinion of the Daily Fail

Started by: tradertall
On: 23/01/2019 | 11:18
Replies: 20

by: tradertall
on: 23/01/2019 | 11:18 edited: 23/01/2019 | 12:39

In the mobile version of Edge (the web browser), Microsoft enable a plugin called Newsguard which flags fake news sources.


They have flagged the entire Daily Mail.

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Message 1 of 21
by: vickyjakesmum
on: 23/01/2019 | 11:31

😂🤣😂 anyone with a brain cell has a low opinion of the Daily fail.

Message 2 of 21
by: tuneintestaccount
on: 23/01/2019 | 11:40
I wouldn't ever read anything on the Daily Mail either. The "news" articles there are of insufficient quality to make it worthwhile spending my time there.
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Message 3 of 21
by: andyslc
on: 23/01/2019 | 11:41

That’s more than mildly amusing @tradertall

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Message 4 of 21
by: baconbutty
on: 23/01/2019 | 11:54

What ratings did the fail get on arsewipe ?

Message 5 of 21
by: jeremylalou
on: 23/01/2019 | 22:55
They deserve this.
Message 7 of 21
by: kenralph
on: 23/01/2019 | 22:58

Brilliant find @zakrs


Message 8 of 21
by: extreme_one
on: 24/01/2019 | 07:24

If you were to visit Mail Online using Microsoft's Edge browser today you'd see the following statement:


“this website generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability” and “has been forced to pay damages in numerous high-profile cases”.


The warning also goes on to say “the site regularly publishes content that has damaged reputations, caused widespread alarm, or constituted harassment or invasion of privacy”.


The website now has a one out of five rating for credibility, which is the same level as the RT news service, which has strong links to the Kremlin.


The message is produced by a third party called Newsguard, made up of news industry veterans who are trying to create industry standard benchmarks for which users can establish the trustworthiness of news sites.




Brilliant idea, but it's flawed from day one. Unfortunately, the people that read these sites, and trust them, are probably likely to refute the warning statement as Fake News.


There's literally no helping some people. Gullible people don't tend to like being told they're gullible.

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Message 9 of 21
by: extreme_one
on: 24/01/2019 | 07:35

Not to mention the fact that barely anyone uses the Microsoft Edge browser! Smiley LOL

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