WeighIn

Browser extension for article commentary

Boston

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JavaScript
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Benjamin Foster
Developer
YANG LIU
Designer Developer
MaryAnn VanValkenburg
harrysadoyan

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About

WeighIn is a fast and intuitive browser extension that allows users to comment on web pages in real time. With the large number of news sources and articles available on the web, it is increasingly difficult to find reliable and unbiased information. This issue is compounded by confirmation bias; as users visit sources that agree with their political philosophy, they become more and more extreme in their opinions. This tool provides an interface for people to discuss current issues in real time. Since it is a browser extension, it can be utilized on any web page. Our next steps include adding additional features: namely, a highlighting feature that allows users to comment on specific phrases and a tagging function where users can mark articles as biased or unbiased.

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