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Announcing: The Factual App for Apple and Android Devices

Since launching The Factual's daily newsletter, the number one request from readers has been for a mobile app to get unbiased news on their phones. So I'm delighted to announce that today, The...
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Business models

News in the Attention Economy: Are you the customer or the product?

Reflections on how The Social Dilemma applies to news sources relying on advertising revenue
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journalism

Can You Remain Unbiased When Reading the News?

Just before the 2020 general election, a friend on Twitter paraphrased a famous quote that says, “if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.” And later, another friend on Whatsapp...
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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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Arjun Moorthy

Arjun is co-founder and CEO of The Factual. He's has always been passionate about news from when he was a paperboy in middle school through becoming Editor-in-chief of The Stanford Reporter. Outside of work Arjun spends his time with his children and family and prays for Arsenal football team to have a winning season.
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3 min read
Business models - Dec 27, 2020

News in the Attention Economy: Are you the customer or the product?

Reflections on how The Social Dilemma applies to news sources relying on advertising revenue
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3 min read
journalism - Dec 1, 2020

Can You Remain Unbiased When Reading the News?

Just before the 2020 general election, a friend on Twitter paraphrased a famous quote that says, “if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.” And later, another friend on Whatsapp said, “you have to take a...
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6 min read
Common ground - Sep 1, 2020

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, Union: A Democrat, a Republican,...
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3 min read
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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2 min read
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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2 min read
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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4 min read
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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