It’s not always easy to spot fake news when you see it on social media. So many of us continue to click or share it —inadvertently supporting fake news sites, and spreading misinformation. Fakeblok is a plug-in that flags fake news when it appears on your newsfeed. As a reader, you can report dubious sites here. Then, an independent team of journalists will review and vet the sites. If they’re found to carry fake news, the site gets added to the list and gets blocked the next time you see it on your feed.

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HOW TO USE

Stop fake news from spreading in three easy steps.

  1. Download Fakeblok from the Chrome store.
  2. When you see a fake news site, report it here.
  3. You'll be notified the next time site appears on your feed, so you won't click or share it.

HELP US FLAG FAKE NEWS

Report fake sites. Our real journalists will vet them.
If you think you’ve come across fake news, report the URL here.

HOW YOUR BRAND CAN HELP

Clicks and advertisements allow fake news sites to thrive. As long as they profit, they’ll keep on churning fake news.
If you’re a brand, you can help stop its spread by pulling out your ads, and thus cutting back their funding.

You can download and share a list of fake news sites with your media agency here.