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Reviews are meant to clarify how an article lost or gained a reader’s trust. Each review serves as actionable feedback for the article’s author, outlet, and other news consumers.

How to Review

Step 1 — Trust Rating

Step 2 — General Reason

Step 3— Specific Reason (optional)

Step 4— Written Explanation (optional)

The following is a complete list of possible reviews. Each review option appears below its general reason and provides a definition of the term and an example sentence. The five general reasons are Credible, Illogical, Biased, Mistake, and Not Credible. The options listed below appear in the same order as on



Journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report.

Well Sourced

Journalism that includes expert sources and provides links to the source material for any…

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Disregarding outright lies, news will arrive at your doorstep in 1 of 3 colorful packages: Polarized, Neutral, or Objective. Humans are flawed, especially when handling information. This leads to framed, distorted, unbalanced, biased, or uniforming news stories. But when the news does finally reach your doorstep, it still falls into…

And now a bit of satire for anyone afraid of war with Russia…


In the third and final 2016 Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in-front of millions of Americans. Clinton was questioned by the moderator about some uncomfortable revelations found in her emails as Secretary…

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