The Washington, DC.-based newspaper -- owned by Amazon (AMZN) - Get ReportCEO Jeff Bezos as of October 2013 through his private investment firm Nash Holdings -- rolled out a new plug-in for Alphabet's (GOOGL) - Get Report Chrome internet browser this weekend which the Post says "slips a bit more context into Trump's tweets."
The Chrome extension, called RealDonaldContext, provides a small blurb beneath the President-elect's tweets which may include contested information. The blurbs "fact-check" Trump or, in some cases, simply provide additional context, often culled from Washington Post stories, to what he's said on the micro-blogging platform. The plug-in was also launched for Firefox.
Here's what the plug-in looks like in action on Twitter for one of Trump's tweets on Friday:
The Post said that the feature still "isn't perfect," but it will at least give additional information behind some of the President-elect's missives.
As of late Monday, the plug-in had about 13,522 users.
The Post's new feature comes amid heightened scrutiny surrounding "fake news" in the media, an issue which has plagued social media sites such as Facebook (FB) - Get Reportin the wake of November's election.
Like the Post's plug-in for Twitter, Facebook finally released its own solution to the fake news problem last week.
The Menlo Park, Calif. social media company announced it would begin to roll out several updates to help identify and deal with inaccurate content posted on the site.
One of the features makes it easier for users to report a hoax posted on the site. Additionally, the company will place warnings on stories posted on the site that have been flagged by users and will enlist third party organizations to determine whether flagged content is fake or not.
These posts can still be shared, but users will be warned before they post them as well as when they appear in their news feeds. Facebook is also looking into ways to reduce the financial incentives for spammers who are looking to make money off of posting viral misinformation.
Facebook and the Washington Post's efforts could help cut down on the prevalence of false information being spread across social networks.
Trump, however, might claim otherwise, as he has been a vocal opponent of the Post and its owner in the past.
Earlier this year he called the Post "phony" and "dishonest," going so far as to revoke the paper's press coverage of his presidential campaign back in June based on what he called "the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting" of his "record-setting" run for the Oval Office.
Trump has also railed against Jeff Bezos, the Post's owner and CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon. He warned Bezos earlier this year that if he were to be elected President, Bezos and Amazon would "have such problems."
The Post's new feature could be Bezos' way to dull some of Trump's claims, which he said in October could "[erode] our democracy around the edges."
Trump invited Bezos to the technology round-table he hosted in New York last week, however, with Bezos saying afterwards that he felt the meeting was very productive.