Common ground

What happens when a Democrat and a Republican go on a 20,000 mile road trip?

What happens when a conservative and a liberal decide to jump in an old Volvo and drive nearly 20,000 miles through 44 states across the U.S.? That’s the question at the heart of a new book, ...
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Company news

How Credible Is the News in Your Facebook and Twitter Feed?

Two out of three Americans get some portion of their news from their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds. But just as many feel the news in their feeds is not reliable. So how do you...
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Company news

The Factual Bot: Helping Reddit Users Have Balanced Discussions on the News

Reddit is the largest discussion board in the world, with 330 million monthly users, 30 million of whom are in the U.S. A lot of the conversation on Reddit revolves around the news and can...
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Credibility

Does The Factual have a left-leaning bias?

Regular readers of The Factual's daily newsletter may have noticed that left-leaning sources are ranked as the top-rated article on a topic more often than right-leaning sources. Does this...
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Media Literacy

What is the best email newsletter for news?

We often ask our readers what other newsletters they read and why. What we've learned is that different newsletters appeal to people for different reasons. Some people choose a newsletter due to a...
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Media Literacy

A solution for algorithmic transparency, as outlined to the US Senate

In June 2019 Stephen Wolfram, a pioneer in computer science research, was asked to testify to the US Senate Commerce Committee about one of the more pressing problems of our time: how internet...
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Company news

What if most news is not that important?

More than half of all Americans get a portion of our news from social media but most of us are frustrated by the experience. Rampant bias and even downright false stories are part of the problem...
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Company news

OwlFactor is now The Factual. Also — how not to name your startup.

I’m delighted to announce that today we’re rebranding OwlFactor as The Factual.
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Arjun Moorthy

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Company news - Jul 28, 2020

How Credible Is the News in Your Facebook and Twitter Feed?

Two out of three Americans get some portion of their news from their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds. But just as many feel the news in their feeds is not reliable. So how do you find stories in your feed that...
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Company news - Jul 16, 2020

The Factual Bot: Helping Reddit Users Have Balanced Discussions on the News

Reddit is the largest discussion board in the world, with 330 million monthly users, 30 million of whom are in the U.S. A lot of the conversation on Reddit revolves around the news and can sometimes get contentious as people...
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Credibility - Jun 19, 2020

Does The Factual have a left-leaning bias?

Regular readers of The Factual's daily newsletter may have noticed that left-leaning sources are ranked as the top-rated article on a topic more often than right-leaning sources. Does this suggest The Factual has a...
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Media Literacy - Jan 14, 2020

What is the best email newsletter for news?

We often ask our readers what other newsletters they read and why. What we've learned is that different newsletters appeal to people for different reasons. Some people choose a newsletter due to a specific topic focus (e.g....
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3 min read
Media Literacy - Dec 2, 2019

A solution for algorithmic transparency, as outlined to the US Senate

In June 2019 Stephen Wolfram, a pioneer in computer science research, was asked to testify to the US Senate Commerce Committee about one of the more pressing problems of our time: how internet platforms persuade us to spend...
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4 min read
Company news - Nov 26, 2019

What if most news is not that important?

More than half of all Americans get a portion of our news from social media but most of us are frustrated by the experience. Rampant bias and even downright false stories are part of the problem but increasingly people are...
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Company news - Sep 9, 2019

OwlFactor is now The Factual. Also — how not to name your startup.

I’m delighted to announce that today we’re rebranding OwlFactor as The Factual.
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Company news - May 24, 2019

OwlFactor launches Trusted News Service to combat biased and fake news

We are all sick of biased news, click-bait headlines, and fake news.
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Business models - Feb 13, 2019

Apple News subscription is fatally flawed but not because of the revenue share

On February 12, rumors leaked of a subscription coming soon from Apple News. The details are being refined but the concept seems to be $10/mth to access all news content across dozens of paywalled sites.
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