With the world becoming more and more digital, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Every single day, more news articles and videos are published than anyone could possibly keep up with. At the same time, it’s essential to stay informed about what’s happening in the world. But it seems like every news site has some bias and it takes considerable work to break out of your news bubble and get both sides of the story. Thankfully, there’s a company out there looking for a solution. Today we’re going to go over The Factual and why you should look into it if you want highly credible news delivered to you every day.
We’ll go over how it works and what you need to know to sign up.
Visiting the site
When you first go to The Factual, you’re greeted with a simple home page that explains what you need to know. Once you land on this page, you simply need to input your email into the signup box and then you’ll get a notice that you’ll get your first one the next day. Once you sign up, you get an instant email welcoming you to the list and breaking down what you expect to receive in your inbox:
The next day you start to get a wrap up of the biggest stories from reputable sources right into your inbox. This saves you a ton of time from having to go around to look at a ton of sites and instead just get them sent right to you in a condensed version. This will keep you informed but not overwhelmed and will also save you endless hours. Anyone who has been to a major news website knows how it can take a while to find the most relevant and important stories.
Each email update sent to your inbox is free and The Factual doesn’t require any subscription to get the emails every single day, unlike some other news aggregator options out there.
The News Page
The Factual also has another page with trending news stories from credible news sources. They give you the option to pick the political leaning if you want to get a specific type of news. A unique fact is that you can also select underreported news stories – which can give you deeper knowledge into topics that the mainstream sites aren’t covering. You also get to see trending news stories across all the platforms so you can stay on top of the current live trends that are happening. Like many other national news sources, you can also filter it by a variety of sections such as:
- Under reported
From there, you can continue to filter it down into more credible or less credible sources, depending on what you’re looking for. But even though sources are looked at, The Factual will rate individual articles as well not just blanketly trust sources. You can find information and news on The Factual Blog as well an example is an article on whether or not unbiased news is even possible.
Within every trending story, they break it down in a simple way:
- The site with the higher credibility is seen first.
- From there, there is an alternate opinion article underneath it to read the same story from another angle.
- Then, there is a long read that takes over 5 minutes from the highest credible source to read if you want something that thoroughly covers a topic.
This is a page you can visit at any point in time to get the newest, credible stories before you get the next day’s emails. It’s a great main page to go to for a condensed version of what’s happening around the world at any given moment. That way, you can check in to see what’s happening with breaking news stories or anything trending around the world at a given moment.
Additional add ons
You also have the option of adding The Factual to your Chrome browser for easier news right to your computer. You could bookmark the news site or add the browser extension to keep up with certain areas or be on top of breaking stories.