Plugin installation

Here you can find the instructions to install the Co-Inform Plugin Extension on your browser.

This browser plugin is part of a project with the aim to raise citizens’ awareness of fully or partially misinforming content, of related fact-checking articles and corrective information, of average citizens’ perceptions towards this content, and of key pro and against comments from fellow citizens.

This extension (plugin) is compatible with the browsers:

    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Opera

The plugin interface automatically uses the user browser configured language, and it is available in the following languages:

    • English, Swedish, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Catalan

The latest release of the Co-Inform Plugin Extension is the 4.3.0 Beta version. As it is not a commercial version, it has not been published on any browsers extensions store, so to install and test the plugin, it needs to be installed through the special development mode. 

The plugin installable package is a ZIP compressed file, containing the files needed to install the browser plugin on the previous commented browsers. It can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Download.

To install the plugin on your web browser from the ZIP package, you can follow the following steps depending on your browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Unzip the plugin ZIP file in some folder in your computer
  2. Open Chrome, and go to the Extensions page. To reach that page the user has 2 different options:
      • Type the url chrome://extensions/
      • Go to the browser’s top right corner 3 dots options menu, and choose the submenu: More tools > Extensions
  3. Activate the Developer mode checkbox on the “Extensions” page, at the top right corner
  4. Click on the sub-header menu Load unpacked left corner option
  5. Navigate to the folder where you unzipped the plugin release
  6. Click the Select Folder button (without selecting any file)
  7. At this point the plugin should be already installed and you should see it listed in the Extensions page
  8. For easier access to the plugin register and login interface, you may need to pin the extension to the browser toolbar, by clicking the browser extensions logo, on the top right corner

Chrome Plugin installation animation:

Co-inform plugin install animation

Mozilla Firefox

  1. For Firefox installation there is no need to unzip the plugin ZIP file
  2. Open Firefox, and go to the Add-ons Manager page. To reach that page, the user has these 3 different options:
      • Type the url about:addons
      • Press keys Ctrl + Shift + A
      • Go to the browser’s top right corner 3 lines options menu, and choose the menu option Add-ons
  3. Click on the cogwheel top page button
  4. Choose the Debug Add-ons option
  5. On the new page, click on the Load Temporary Add-on top page button
  6. Navigate to the folder where you have the plugin ZIP file and select it
  7. Click the Open button
  8. At this point the plugin should be already installed and you should see it listed in the Debugging and Add-ons Manager > Extensions pages

Opera

  1. Unzip the plugin ZIP file in some folder in your computer
  2. Open Opera, and go to the Extensions page. To reach that page the user has 2 different options:
      • Type the url opera://extensions/
      • Go to the browser’s top left corner chrome logo menu, and choose the submenu: Extensions > Extensions
  3. Activate the Developer mode checkbox on the “Extensions” page top right corner
  4. Click on top page Load unpacked button
  5. Navigate to the folder where you unzipped the plugin release
  6. Click the Select Folder button (without selecting any file)
  7. At this point the plugin should be already installed and you should see it listed in the Extensions page

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Co-Inform Copyright 2019
Disclaimer

Co-inform project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-2017 (CO-CREATION FOR GROWTH AND INCLUSION)
Type of action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)
Proposal number: 770302

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