Purpose of the Chrome Extension:
- Tracks your online reading time
- Notifies you of a possible fake news (misleading information) website through a 'Be a Critical Thinker' header pop-up.
- Measures the reading Level of any webpage
- See the average reading level of the websites you visit (on your Dashboard)
- Go to the StackUp Chrome extension page on the Chrome web store.
- Click Add to Chrome
- Agree to the terms by clicking on 'Add extension'
- Keep the extension enabled as you visit websites.
After the extension is installed, use the American News website, which is known to be fake news, to view the 'Be a Critical Thinker' header. When the header appears on a website it doesn't identify the misleading information, but informs you as a reader to be mindful of the credibility of the source.