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A web extension allowing you to identify the weasel words hidden in news articles.

Project description

Numerically vague expressions, adverbs that weaken, use of passive voice... Politicians and journalists can use a lot of these writing techniques to make their intention more attractive, less disturbing.

Preview of the extension

The purpose of findingweaselwords is to allow people to see and become more aware of those weasel words, or equivocal words. The extension also give statistic feedback, which can be useful for comparing two speeches.