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Microsoft Edge Integrates NewsGuard for All Android Users

Weeks after previewing NewsGuard on Android for the Edge browser, Microsoft has rolled out the integration to all users.

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A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced a NewsGuard integration for the version of its Edge browser. Since then, the feature has only been available to testers using the Edge beta app on 's platform. Today, Microsoft has announced NewsGuard in Edge is now available to all Android users.

Microsoft rolled out NewsGuard for Edge back last year, although the company has not mentioned anything about rolling it out for . The lack of desktop support is worrying, but then is typically spread through social networks on mobile devices.

NewsGuard is a website that rates news items based on their legitimacy. It is a valuable tool in the fight against the spread of fake news, which has moved into the spotlight in recent years. Google Chrome already has NewsGuard support, which is also available on Windows 10.

“NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Our trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism—and which are not.”

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While Edge is now better protected against Fake news, Microsoft would point users towards Microsoft News. The company's news aggregating replacement for MSN News is available on iOS and Android. Microsoft says its News app is free from fake news.

Last month, Darren Laybourn, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft News described how the company prevents fake news on its service.

The executive confirmed Microsoft uses a team of 800 employees located around the world to curate content. Laybourn says the company uses machine learning and AI solutions to help with finding fake news.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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