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Have you ever been forwarded an email that you just can’t believe? Our inboxes are rife with misinformation. The truth is out there, just not when we actually need it. Lazy Truth is an experiment to make fact-checking viral chain emails as easy as forwarding them. Built on top of a misinformation database and credibility API (created in partnership with fact-checking groups like Snopes,, and Sophos information security), Lazy Truth is a Chrome extension for Gmail that allows users to access high quality, verified information with the click of a button.

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