We have designed CheckMyNews to measure risks with AI-driven information targeting. For example, are there systemic biases in the quality of information different users receive on Facebook. Who is targeted with low-quality information? And what role do platform algorithms play in promoting low-quality information?
CheckMyNews also provides you with statistics about the news-related posts you see in your feed.
Help us hold online platforms accountable by installing our browser extension, which sends us information about the ads and posts you receive in your feed that refer to news articles. The data transfers are anonymous; we do not collect your name or any other identifiable information.
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CheckMyNews works silently in the background while you are browsing Facebook without any overhead to your browsing experience. It analyzes the content you receive in Facebook to show you aggregate statistics about the ads and posts you receive from news organisations.
Your data is going to be used in our research, but only in an aggregated way. All traces of data are pseudonymized before they arrive on our servers.
We will store your data in the servers of the Grenoble Computer Science Laboratory (LIGLAB) , protected by the LIGLAB firewall.
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See how many ads and posts from news organisations you receive on Facebook, and how do you interract with them.
Here is the research we managed to produce thanks to data donations from users: