The Factual

4.6
52 reviews
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Teen
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About this app

The Factual delivers a daily news briefing at 6am EST with the most credible stories on the five most widely-reported topics. The top-rated story is summarized to save you time and alternate viewpoints and long-reads across the political spectrum are showcased to counter any bias present.

On any topic you can dive deeper to see the latest updates, or search by political leaning or coverage volume, so that you can reach your own conclusions on the news. And you can click on the credibility grade on any story to see why it was rated and recommended by The Factual's artificial intelligence system.

No ads. Full transparency. Only facts.

The Factual app is for subscribers of The Factual.
Updated on
Aug 22, 2022

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4.6
52 reviews
Rickson Kuriakose
February 17, 2021
Excellent concept and clean interface; so I'm rating 5* for that! But app per se needs some fixes: (1) Sign up - now the user has to go to the web interface, submit my email, download the app, give the email again, get the link to login. I would've preferred to do the whole sign up from the app itself - just provide the email, and confirm/login from the link sent to email. (2) App in itself is adfree but the pages have their own ads. So please provide a 'reader mode' so that user doesn't have to navigate out of the app (3) Default browser - webpage view is loaded in Chrome by default. Not all android users have Chrome as their default browser. I use Yandex for example. So, just open the webpage view in the default browser rather than looking for Chrome/Google Discover. (4) When I click 'Upgrade', the page just flickers and nothing else happens. (5) Menu should collapse when you click outside of the menu and that's the default android app behavior. Sometimes in this app I have to click on the menu button again for the menu to close.
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The Factual
February 18, 2021
Hi there - thanks for the kind review and thoughtful feedback. I'm limited to 350 character replies here so can you please email me and I'll follow-up in detail? arjunm@thefactual.com
Mark Govea
October 22, 2021
This app is fantastic. It helps me get a digest of the most informative perspectives on every newsworthy issue, rather than viral, clickbaity, misleading perspectives. The app shows the most credible articles on each topic, and includes thought-provoking polls that spur useful discussion. It shows multiple perspectives from articles and from users, preventing filter-bubble thinking. And lastly, it doesn't try to do too many things. It does its core job well, and leaves the reader to make up their own mind. I'm so glad to have found this app and to be an early adopter. I hope this app can spread, cultivating thoughtful views and discussions for more readers.
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Jennifer G
February 18, 2021
The Factual provides a helpful way to discern what news sources are more/less trustworthy and from what perspective those sources view the subjects they cover. I love the rubric for determining credibility and bias and the layout of the app makes it easy to follow up on the reporting. It's also easy to share, and find stories on current events. It's intuitively laid out and doesn't crash my 2+ year old phone, which is a surprising plus.
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