Chrome Extension “B.S. Detector” Blacklists Zero Hedge, InfoWars, And Other “Fake News” Sites





So, someone on Twitter forwarded me a screenshot he took of a warning label that was automatically added to his Chrome browsing window when I linked a story from ZeroHedge.com:

When I linked an article by Zero Hedge (a site that doesn’t disguise it’s political agenda), the person who forwarded me the above screenshot automatically received a notification—along with a red banner and a yellow caution symbol—that read:

“Warning: This May Not Be A Reliable Source (Conspiracy Theory).”

I asked the person who shared the screenshot if it was real, and he mentioned to me a Google Chrome Extension that he’d added to his browser, called “B.S. Detector.”

So I looked it up, and here’s what I found:

As you can see, Infowars—which accurately predicted a Trump victory—is on the front page of the extension’s download page.

Another image on the front page provides an example of what the extension would look like on Facebook:




According to the official description of the app, B.S. Detector:

Warns Users About Unreliable News Sources.

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 warning on Facebook and Twitter.

Identifies:

  • Fake News: Sources that fabricate stories out of whole cloth with the intent of pranking the public.

  • Conspiracy Theory: Sources that are well-known promoters of kooky conspiracy theories.

  • Hate Group: Sources that actively promote racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination.

Many other fake, misleading, or questionable factors are also listed.

Irrespective of the intentions of whoever made this extension, the real point here is: what does this say about the people who use something like this?

What kind of intellectual infant needs an app to tell them what fake news is?

I mean, that tells you everything you need to know about anyone who trusts the MSM-Fake News.

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