For anyone fighting against the rise of misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news, Ground News Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro helps users understand the news objectively based on media bias, geographic location, and time. Launching two weeks before the first votes are cast in the U.S. presidential race, Ground News Pro 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. Ground News Pro is not only where you want to get your news and where you want your neighbor to get their news. About Ground News Pro subscription memberships purchased within the Ground News app: • Membership subscription renews monthly, 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: https://ground.news/terms-and-conditions
This app is amazing for showing bias with different new sources left/center/right. I also appreciate that is shows blindspots on topics that some platforms may not be covering. A great app that’s organized so you can find out all the information and then form your own opinion on the topic.
Unless you pay to play your going to see the same most mainstream lame topics everyday
I’ve noticed that certain stories don’t appear on the app at all. Despite them being bipartisan. And major news. Which is weird. Keep your eyes open. But it’s a good idea. And decently executed from what I can tell.
I like being able to see how / how much news is being covered by various media outlets. Where the app fails is often it will not load any articles. I’ll open it - nothing. Hit the refresh button - nothing. Quit the app and reopen it - nothing. Trying to use the app as a guest throws a 403 error. Trying to Sign In with Apple doesn’t work either. Same 403 error. Cannot view your profile when signed in. Cannot click the “review” button. But like I said... when it works I like it
The app does a great job of providing ready access to reporting from across the political spectrum. I often disagree with what I end up reading on here, which to me is entirely the point as I would otherwise keep to my echo chamber
Two stars for effort. The glaring problem is that the ratings for each news source contain obvious bias and lessen the legitimacy of what this application claims to offer. Update: To the developers: stop hiding behind your canned response that your “NPOs consists of 40k sources blah blah blah” or that you are a team of engineers. Just read the reviews and admit that your bias ratings are highly flawed. All you are doing is getting users annoyed by lying to their faces. CNBC middle? Fox News right? Paleeeze!!
I have been so curious during these last few months re: International reaction and in depth news to coronavirus. My husband and I travel a good deal and I do international mission work. I can get individual Missionaries reaction to what’s going on but I really have wished for a more global approach to news. It is so interesting to find out what countries are reporting the news and how they’re reporting it. Try the space and see what you think. I can also get news in my region that I know my local paper is not interested in.
TLDR; Ground News lays the biases of news stories bare. It can be difficult to find news sources without bias these days, if it was ever even possible. Sometimes you just want to know what the spin is, regardless of whether it is bipartisan or not. Ground News does an excellent job of showing you pertinent news stories and gives you the ability to select a coverage with transparent biases. Leaning left or right, you can find coverage of the news that suits your ideological bent. Even more important is that you can, and should, get differing points of view in subjects that are important to you. No one should live in an echo chamber, and nothing is black and white. Ground News helps you sort through the fog of news in the 21st century.
I absolutely love this app. This is the only app I go to for news. I love the bias, time, and location organization of the sources. The bias organization is extremely accurate. My only recommendations for improvement is to add a speech reader function that could read stories to me since I have ADHD which makes me a slow reader but would still like to know the full story. It would be cool to have something similar to Speechify. Additionally, it would be awesome to have the ability to mute sources or topics from my feed. This is because I would still like to follow specific topics or sources, but some of them can spam my feed a bit, which makes it hard to see other topics and sources in my feed. Thank you for making this!
Installed it, launched it, tapped “Continue as Guest” and it sat there spinning and never did anything. Garbage.