AdDetector

AdDetector is a Chrome and Firefox addon that detects articles with corporate sponsors and puts a red banner above articles that may mislead the reader.

"Native advertising" is a type of advertising that presents ads as journalism or unbiased articles.

This technique is used by publications like the New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, and others. Stories are sometimes marked as sponsored, but these indicators are typically very subtle, leaving many users unaware that the article is sponsored.

AdDetector contains rules to identify small "sponsored" markings. In some cases, these indicators are not even visible normally and instead are hidden in the source code of the webpage.

Install for Chrome or Firefox

Get the latest download links on the AdDetector site.

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