New Firefox Add-on Warns You About The Dangers Of The Murdoch Propaganda Machine

This is a News Junkie Post exclusive.

In the continuing backlash against the Murdoch Empire, a Firefox add-on has just been released that warns a user when they arrive at a website owned by NewsCorp or any subsidiaries, such as Fox News or the NY Post.

Murdoch Alert was just created on Mozilla today, and the designer gave News Junkie Post an exclusive first look at it. The initial release version is 0.2 and comes with greasemonkey script for people who want to tweak it.  From the Mozilla Add-on page:

MurdochAlert show a warning bar on Murdoch Family-controlled websites. This alerts users to the potential computer security risks of accessing Murdoch-controlled sites. Handy also for identifying the news sources controlled by the Murdoch Family.

This Firefox add-on is the kinder, gentler version of an extension for the Chrome browser released on Wednesday, July 20th called Murdoch Block.  With this installed, if a user happens upon any website owned by the vast international NewsCorp company, a warning screen will appear asking the user if they are sure they want to visit this site.  Less than 2 days old, there are 400 downloads of Murdoch Block.

Options are available on both Murdoch Alert and Murdoch Block to ignore the warning and enter anyways.  A complete list of the sites owned by the NewsCorp machine was compiled by Jason Easley at PoliticusUSA: *EDIT: the list was actually compiled by the Reddit user eobanb with some help from others here.  PoliticusUSA used it with permission when reporting about the Chrome extension.

foxnews.com
foxnewsinsider.com
fox.com
foxconnect.com
newscorp.com
foxinternational.com
foxbusiness.com
dowjones.com
fins.com
marketwatch.com
smartmoney.com
wsj.com
wsjclassroomedition.com
thedaily.com
4kids.tv
myspace.com
hulu.com
realestate.com
allthingsd.com
bigcharts.com
foxsports.com
foxsports.com.au
bigtennetwork.com
espnstar.com
fxnetworks.com
nationalgeographic.com
natgeotv.com
golfchannel.com
speedtv.com
tvguide.com
foxsportsradio.com
weeklystandard.com
nypost.com
newsinternational.co.uk
thetimes.co.uk
thesun.co.uk
newsoftheworld.co.uk
thesundaytimes.co.uk
theaustralian.com.au
news.com.au
truelocal.com.au
heraldsun.com
adelaidenow.com.au
dailytelegraph.com.au
couriermail.com.au
weeklytimesnow.com.au
perthnow.com.au
mxnet.com.au
alphamagazine.com.au
newsspace.com.au
careerone.com.au
carsguide.com.au
sky.com
skysports.com
sky.de
sky.it
skytv.co.nz
thestreet.com
webmd.com
foxmovies.com
foxstudios.com
foxsearchlight.com
blueskystudios.com
foxinternationalchannels.com
canalfox.com
mundofox.com
biensimple.com
foxlife.tv
foxlife.com.br
vedomosti.ru
harpercollins.com
harpercollins.co.uk
harpercollinschildrens.com
harperteen.com
harpercollinscatalogs.com
avonromance.com
thegarden.com
msg.com
staplescenter.com
smartsource.com
myfoxny.com
my9tv.com
myfoxla.com
myfoxchicago.com
my50chicago.com
myfoxphilly.com
myfoxdfw.com
kdfi27.com
myfoxboston.com
myfoxatlanta.com
myfoxdc.com
my20dc.com
myfoxhouston.com
my20houston.com
myfoxdetroit.com
myfoxphoenix.com
my45.com
myfoxtampabay.com
myfox9.com
my29tv.com
myfoxorlando.com
my65orlando.com
my24wutb.com
myfoxaustin.com
myfoxmemphis.com
wogx.com

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39 Responses to New Firefox Add-on Warns You About The Dangers Of The Murdoch Propaganda Machine

  1. -9 Vote -1 Vote +1Dan Gulberry
    July 22, 2011 at 1:05 am

    The add-on is actually for Chrome, not Firefox.

  2. +12 Vote -1 Vote +1Liam Fox
    July 22, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Fantastic that it warns that security may be compromised, but it would be so much better if it let you know that all the ‘facts’ on the sites are likely compromised as well. ; )

  3. +6 Vote -1 Vote +1SuperEpic
    July 22, 2011 at 7:29 am

    HAHA, classic this is just what we need

  4. -12 Vote -1 Vote +1jim
    July 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

    thats ok.
    I use another chrome-plugin to filter out DADT .
    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander…

  5. +8 Vote -1 Vote +1eobanb
    July 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hello! Actually the list was compiled by me with the help of some others on Reddit, at http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/inh25/almost_complete_list_of_news_corp_domains_to/ …Jason was kind enough to link to the list but he wasn’t the one that spent several hours putting it together :)

    • Ole Ole Olson
      +3 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
      July 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      My apologies eobanb. I will update the article to give credit where credit is due.

  6. +5 Vote -1 Vote +1FoxNewsBoycott
    July 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I’ve had a list of News Corp. properties up at FNB for a while now (published in August 2009)… I’ll see if mine needs to be updated.

    http://foxnewsboycott.com/resources/news-corp-properties/

    I’m putting up a post about these plugins & will cite NewsJunkiePost.com as the source. Thank you.

  7. +4 Vote -1 Vote +1FoxNewsBoycott
    July 22, 2011 at 10:23 am

    eobanb, I also added your list to the page on FNB. Hope you don’t mind… I gave you credit. :)

  8. +5 Vote -1 Vote +1Domenic Corsaro
    July 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Fantastic! Now we need a similar BLOCK for the KOCH BROS. and their many Think Tank “enterprises” online and off-line. We gotta bring these BASTARDS to their knees.

  9. +8 Vote -1 Vote +1Domenic Corsaro
    July 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Fantastic! Now we need a similar BLOCK for the KOCH BROS. and their many Think Tank “enterprises” online and off-line. We gotta bring these BASTARDS to their knees.

    http://benj_franklin.fortunecity.com/the_galactic_standard_and_times.htm

  10. +5 Vote -1 Vote +1Shane
    July 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Need a Koch Bros version

    • Ole Ole Olson
      +9 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
      July 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Koch Block, has a good ring to it!

  11. Vote -1 Vote +1Mikhail
    July 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Is there one that blocks Russia Today?

  12. Vote -1 Vote +1Tommy
    July 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    howdy this app wasn’t working but seemed benign enough but I restored my system anyhow for safety. are you using it mozzilla hasn’t vetted it yet either. I may have missed some of the conversation

    • Ole Ole Olson
      +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
      July 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      I had a problem getting it to work on Fox News, but all the others worked well. It’s not an invasive add-on at all, and very resource minimal.

  13. -3 Vote -1 Vote +1michael
    July 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I think this is a great idea, as it keeps you progressive big brother lovers ignorant of what the opposition is actually up to, leaving you progressive big brother lovers ill-prepared for battle. Me, I prefer my information unfiltered by anyone but myself. You goose stepping progressive big brother lovers obviously prefer others determining what and what is not acceptable information for one to have knowledge of.

    • +3 Vote -1 Vote +1Rupert
      July 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

      I hope the police find you before you shoot up a bunch of liberal kids.

  14. -2 Vote -1 Vote +1xiaopohai
    July 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

    dsf

  15. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1xiaopohai
    July 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

    dfha

  16. -2 Vote -1 Vote +1xiaopohai
    July 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

    ghjk

  17. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Rupert
    July 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I was already using the blocksite extension for this, so this is a welcome addition. :D

  18. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1eugene
    July 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    myspace is not owned by fox anymore

  19. Vote -1 Vote +1Web Design
    July 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Self censorship stated another reviewer to which l reply….ahahahahahapfffft…

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