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About this app

Inspired by the concept of the “fourth branch of government,” the mobile app 4b was designed to be a safe place for healthy debate. Built on the ethos of “we-the-people,” the 4b is start-up challenges the status quo by creating a space for well-written articles on controversial topics that are original, to-the-point, and validated extensively with proper references.


On 4b, you’ll find fresh editorial content that cuts through the closed information bubbles of mainstream online news sources (or worse, fake news). In contrast, we welcome all voices with a unique perspective provided that the content has been properly referenced, fact-checked, and verified by our diligent editorial team. The app stands out in that it is apolitical. Adhering to the classic principles of free speech and integrity-driven journalism allows the reader to decide where they stand on issues and controversial topics free from the pressures of bias. On top of this, our team of editors is always on call ensuring that due diligence has been done regarding fact-checking and verifying the credibility of sources cited.

Once an article is live on the site, all readers on the forum can engage with the content directly, either through political debate, upvoting, commenting, or tagging other @users. Each day, the top 4 most upvoted articles are ranked and pinned to the top of the feed. Fundamentally, 4b creates a space for inclusive discussions where multiple viewpoints can be discussed on thought-provoking, civil terms without ridicule or divisiveness.


Access the Top 4 Trending Topics on the platform daily
Vote, comment, and tag other users in the article’s thread
Create a profile with a personal photo and bio
Follow (or unfollow) anyone on the platform
Create group chats of mutual followers
Automatically keep track of your upvotes, comments, and votes in the “My Activities” section of your profile
Allow other users to view your profile or set your account to private (where only people whom you accept as followers can view your activity)
Manually delete activities you do not want others to see
Chat privately with followers whom you follow back
Save your favorite articles under “My Topics” and create custom categories
Change your category interests in your settings at any time
Report inappropriate or derogatory content or comments
Upgrade for additional features


As an individual, you can engage with the content, discuss topics, and share thoughts privately if you wish. That means no one will see your upvotes, comments, or activity if you do not approve it. Whether you choose to set your profile private or public, you can still engage in community activity and speak your mind. This shows the activities of people that you follow (if their profiles are set publicly). Likewise, community posts show user-generated content from users that you follow, helping you access more content relevant to your top categories. Remember, you can reset your privacy settings or categories at any point.


All users can post a picture and text; however, this costs them “1 branch” to post. Premium users are allowed one free post per day. There are several ways to earn branches. For example, let’s say you refer a friend; for each new user who redeems your code, you redeem a branch. You can spend one branch by voting on two articles. You can also earn a branch by getting ten upvotes on your comment. You can also purchase branches or redeem them for merchandise or to create a user post.

With premium membership ($3.99/month) you get a bonus of 4 monthly branches to use at your discretion, a freely daily post, and an ad-free experience.

Interested? Download 4b today for reliable editorial content that challenges the status quo.

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Updated on
Aug 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
76 reviews
Zyler Zyzyx
June 29, 2022
The app is unstable, crashing everytime I use it. It locks up when enter a vote and crashes. As an app, I guess it's fine, but the focus of articles seems quite narrow and limited. I joined interested in submitting work, but cannot really find a way to do it within the app.
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June 30, 2022
Thanks for the concern, you're on Android 7.1 which is 5 years old and not supported by our platform. We recommend updating your OS to resolve all bugs. Also there's an article icon to search our extremely large database of content, outside of the homepage. Please email us directly at info@4b.world, and we would be happy to walk you through this!
Ryder From
December 30, 2020
This app is great! So many news sources are biased, but this app provides views from both sides with facts to back it up. It's invigorating and only takes minutes to read any article which fits perfectly into my busy schedule.
17 people found this review helpful
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January 1, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!
Desire Gallo (Des)
August 24, 2021
It's hard not to lose hours on this app! If you are an opinionated person you will love this app! It's civil, it's diverse and you have really great discussions through this app! Much better than the "yelling at each other" model that our politicians pass off as political discourse! I can't wait to see what conversation starts next! Update: I spread the word on Facebook ... then quit! Told them they can find me here now. The difference in conversation is like night and day!
1 person found this review helpful
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August 24, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are here to disrupt the mainstream news/media industry and ultimately bring people together.

What's new

Feature enhancements and minor bugs fixed.