Open Mind is web extension designed to combat fake news and political polarization, using cognitive science and machine learning.
Open Mind is a Google Chrome extension designed to combat the proliferation of fake news, and increase exposure to opposing viewpoints.
We warn readers of websites known to publish fake news by providing the user with a warning and links to more reputable sources. Users also get direct analysis on how partisan their reading patterns are in a dashboard on their new tab page that tracks their political browsing history. Our dashboard gives users a list of recommended articles that can order to balance out the perspectives and biases in your reading history. Finally, underneath articles on your Facebook feed and Twitter feed, we suggest relevant articles that would broaden your perspective. We also warn you with a notification if you share an article on Facebook you have not read, or read an extensive amount of news that is consistently biased on one side of a topic.