Invitation to Become a Member of NewsGuard’s Reality Check

Become a Reality Check member to get smarter about misinformation and support our work — and get these exclusive benefits:

  • The definitive new book on the subject, from a best-selling author: FREE (hardback on sale now for $30)

  • Access to the NewsGuard Browser Extension and all of its Data: FREE (regularly $4.95 a month)

  • Invitations to Quarterly Briefings: FREE

Become a member today.

By Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz

We launched Reality Check earlier this year because we saw that there was interest in NewsGuard’s reporting and data on misinformation from beyond the business and technology communities we typically serve.

Misinformation and state-sponsored propaganda are no longer niche topics for experts. Instead, they are vitally relevant to our everyday lives. Whether you’re scrolling on your phone, sitting in your doctor’s waiting room, or voting in an election, misinformation is a fact of life.

Since our launch, we’ve sought to go beyond what you see in your news feed to tell the real stories of how misinformation affects our lives and our world.

Our work has covered the surge in AI-generated “news” sites and the surprising ease with which anyone can create one. Our analysts deconstruct the ways misinformation spawns and spreads after major news events from the Hamas-Israel war to the Baltimore Bridge collapse — and even after not-so-major news events like Taylor Swift’s love life and the Barbie movie. Reports like our recent research identifying a new network of Chinese state-run propaganda accounts break news and garner international attention.

And we’re just getting started.

Today, we’re announcing the next phase of Reality Check with the rollout of a new paid membership program that enables our readers to receive additional exclusive benefits and added insight.

You can become a member today for just $5 per month or $50 per year. Members will receive deeper insight and analysis with members-only content and quarterly virtual briefings from NewsGuard’s analysts, along with a voucher for six months of free access to NewsGuard’s reliability ratings of 10,000+ news outlets through our premium browser extension.

Get the Book that Explains How We Got Here

For a limited time, each new member will also receive a free hardback copy of The Death of Truth by NewsGuard’s Co-CEO and best-selling author Steven Brill. His book, to be published next month, unravels the misinformation epidemic and the forces and people behind it — from Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue to Washington to Moscow. Better yet, Brill outlines what we as citizens can do about it right now. Legendary journalist Bob Woodward calls The Death of Truth “seminal, ground breaking.”

Learn more about The Death of Truth here.

Readers who choose not to become members yet can continue to expect the same savvy, scoop-filled content they receive today. We’ll dive deep into misinformation surrounding elections happening worldwide, reporting on the role of AI and deepfakes in spreading false information, and exposing some of the actors behind the spread of state-sponsored disinformation targeting democracies worldwide — and more.

We’re offering these additional benefits in the hope you’ll  now take this extra step of becoming a member and spreading the word.

Click here to learn more and become a member.