The Factual - News Evaluator The Factual - News Evaluator

Get smarter about the news you read

Rating: 4.84 (31)
Users: 2,000+
-1,000 vs 1 week ago
Version: 7.1.7 (Last updated: 2021-09-14)
Size: 3.41M
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Wondering if a news article you came across is worth your time? Is it well-researched? Is it too opinionated? Is it written by a reporter who is knowledgeable about the topic?
The Factual’s automatically evaluates how informative a news article is based on four factors:

1. Diversity and extent of sources
2. Level of opinionatedness
3. Author expertise on topic
4. Site's historical reputation.

The Factual’s grades are instantly displayed on any news article in your browser and even injected directly into your Facebook or Twitter feed.

Get the most informative stories on trending news topics via a daily newsletter at or in-realtime at in your new tab (option to turn on/off).


Note on privacy: The Factual only analyzes news related sites and ignores all other sites. Any information collected is anonymous and not shared with anyone.

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