It’s time we get to be told when we’re reading press releases and corporate mumbo jumbo masquerading as news through our ‘once-over-lightly’ main stream media “journalists”. Check this out
Nicko from the Sunlight Foundation [says], “I thought you’d be interested in a new browser extension and webtool from the Sunlight Foundation called Churnalism.
It extracts article text from any site you’d like it to run on and compares it against a corpus of press releases, articles from Wikipedia and much more.
If a significant amount of text from what you’re reading matches something in our database, an alert banner appears on your browser and you can click through to see a side-by-side comparison.
I imagine every editor would want to run this on their stories before they publish!”
Imagine your browser screaming “BULLSH*T” every time you’re being fed some “news” that was cooked up and shopped to the newspapers being presented as a journalist’s own work!