How Sift helps reduce news anxiety:
Build a knowledge base. Dig into historical context to understand the backstory of today’s contentious issues.
Reframe the narrative. Peer beyond the headlines to explore nuanced perspectives and considerations that go beyond talking points.
Challenge yourself. Test your knowledge by engaging more of your brain with a tactile learning experience.
Take time to think and feel. Pause and reflect on what you know, what you don’t, and how you feel.
Subscription pricing and terms:
Sift offers a 6-month auto-renewing subscription for $19.99 that gives you access to all existing Sift topics and new ones as they publish.
After the 7-day free trial, this subscription automatically renews for $19.99 every 6 months unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the trial period. Your Apple ID account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the trial period. You can go to App Store account settings to turn off auto-renew.
Sift offers a break from the never-ending news cycle. Unpack topics like immigration, gun rights and regulation, and healthcare—so that you feel better equipped to face the headlines.
Ratings and Reviews
This is not a substitute for the hyper polarized news as I was hoping, but it is an interesting and informative deeper look at immigration. I would say it skews slightly left, but is far from propaganda as some reviews claim. They give lots of reputable sources to back up the data and seem solidly fact based but leave out some major points in my opinion, particularly those that don’t play in favor of immigration. Really nice interface. I would give it a second chance with another topic if they come out with more.
Far left biased
Comedically biased in favor of American far left buzzwords, ways of framing issues, and narratives. Attempts to present topics in a balanced manner but completely misses the mark (in just one part on gun violence they say the number as in number of cases of people affected has increased but this is extremely misleading as the RATE of gun-related crime has been decreasing for a long, long time). Likewise, they misdefine "militia", use the leftist term "undocumented immigrant" (the correct legal term is ILLEGAL ALIEN), and so on. Almost every term they try to define is almost wholly within the Overton Window of leftist thought. These articles read like they were written by some low-paid junkie not even attempting to take an honest look at how these topics are framed by people that don't agree with the author's biased views.
I had mediocre hopes for this app, and even then I've been massively let down.
A very good data presentation format.
Sift presents information about popular news items sort of like a PowerPoint presentation. It dissects the information down into facts and numbers regarding the topic in chunks that are easy to understand.
Other reviewers for this app seem to think it has a “liberal” bias. This highlights how mindlessly our public has latched onto the propaganda teat. Sift doesn’t present information with an editorial viewpoint. The data that is presented is simply that - numbers and statistics around a current topic.
Data isn’t liberal or biased in any way. It’s simply data. And Sift does a very good job at presenting it.
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- All Turtles Corporation
- 56.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2019 All Turtles Corporation
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