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"NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation," says the organization.
"Our trained analysts, who are experienced journalists, research online news brands to help readers and viewers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism - and which are not."
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"We are delighted to have earned this important accreditation," said PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie.
"We always work hard to try and create legitimate news that is fully sourced and cited, and it's hugely rewarding that an independent organization has recognized this.
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Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers. She was previously the editor of Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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