Ground News app by Snapwise Inc
App Description :
For anyone fighting against the rise of misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news, the Ground News Mac app will help you easily compare how a story is being covered by thousands of sources from across the political spectrum and from around the world.
If you are like the many people who feel overwhelmed and under-informed as they piece together patchwork information from social media and conflicting news sources, Ground News will empower you with an array of visualization and comparison tools that makes it simple to analyze, understand, and draw your own conclusions about a developing news story. Unlike traditional news aggregators, which utilize crowd-sourcing and algorithms that reward clickbait and reinforce pre-existing bias, Ground News helps users understand the news objectively based on media bias, geographic location, and time.
App Features :
Ground News is the world’s first news comparison platform that will help voters make better-informed decisions, drawing from more than 40,000 news sources worldwide and featuring an average of 30,000 news stories per day.
Also, included in the Mac app is our new Safari extension. Try out Ground News Bias Checker for Safari. Whenever you read a news article, our browser extension will show you who else is covering the same news story and compare how other sources from all across the political spectrum are reporting on it.
About Ground News subscriptions purchased within the Ground News app:
Subscription renews annually, and you’ll be able to manage this subscription in your App Store account under the ‘Ground News’ subscription
Payment will be charged to your App Store Account on confirmation of purchase
Your membership subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
Membership subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase
See full terms and conditions here: ground.news/terms-and-conditions
Additional Information :
- Age Rating 12+
- Size 11.2 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
User Reviews :
Context is EVERYTHING and this app shines a clear light on it!
I love this approach to news. I’ve come to realize every news source has (a) its bias, and (b) its level of commitment to journalistic factuality. This context is EVERYTHING, and this app visually provides the contextual lens through which each news article is written. For each news story, you get to see the spread of news sources covering it, and then diving in, how each one choses to tell the story. Even the difference in headlines is telling and revealing. HIGHLY useful to anyone really wanting to understand the world.
Absolutely Essential App (Love the Update!!)
We need to see the story from all sides, when possible. This is an excellent app to do just that! So many sources are used to cover a wide varitey of topics and show the biases on each story.
Very cool app!!
The newest update makes it much more similar to the iPhone app. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking to see the bigger picture!!
Hi there, thanks for the 5-star review! Our team is glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Mac App. If there’s anything else we can do to improve the experience, don’t hesitate to let us know any time.
I think this is a fantastic app! I does a great job of showing biases in media, which I think is so very important to know. I would absolutly recomend this.
Broken: does not restore properly in fullscreen mode
It works, for the most part, but if the app is being re-opened from fullscreen mode back to fullscreen mode, it opens a split-screen window, with the left side just all black, and the right side being the app window. This is very strange behavior and needs to be fixed before I can make a more useful review.
Too much clutter
The Safari extension clutters the browser making it unattractive, and somewhat unintuitive to navigate. Clicking on the extenition would be much more useful if it opened a drop-down window with a dashboard and resources.
A tool for seeing both sides
I have been using this as my primary news source for over a year. I value the ability to see multiple sides of a story including photos and videos relevant t the topic. I am still getting used to the new update. It definitely feels less clunky and much smoother to navigate, however, it is a real shame to see that the comments section has been removed in the new update. It was a largely unmoderated place (save a strict filter for inappropriate words) where people could speak their mind on topics. I greatly value the ability to see and discuss different perspectives . With that comes some toxicity, but that is anywhere people speak and people were free to turn it off or mute if they didn’t like it. It was so popular that many topics seemed to be exceeding the amount of space GN allotted for comments. I am very sad to see that instead of expanding it, they chose to shut it down. America is suppose to be a place where free speech is protected yet corporations continue to impede that ability more and more. There are so few venues to discus perspectives and challenge ideas because corporations continue to strangle out discussions and information that they do not like. I am not happy that Ground News chose to destroy their free speech platform (however small it was) which closed down one more venue that allowed the discussion of current events and perspectives.
Thanks so much for sharing this kind review!
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