The Factual 12+

Unbiased news. Trending topics


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 107 Ratings
    • Free



Everything in the news seems to be politicized. But if you can't relate fully to either side, where can you go to get the complete story?

Join 50,000+ readers of The Factual and get the most informative and least opinionated stories across the political spectrum on topics of importance.

Every weekday morning at 6am EST, The Factual delivers a daily news briefing with the most credible stories on the five most widely-reported topics. The top-rated story is summarized to save you time, and you're also shown multiple viewpoints and long-reads from across the political spectrum.

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.

You'll also see a selection of under-reported stories that are highly rated by covered only by one news outlet.

No ads. Full transparency. Only facts.

The Factual app is for subscribers of The Factual.

What’s New

Version 4.85

Update to contact information

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Doren Sean Michael ,

Just the Facts, a truly needed awesome news app!

Fact. Not every story from your "trusted" sources are always 100% factual. It's true that the majority of far-left & far-right media institutions distort the facts, but sometimes you'll also find that moderate, left, right & center articles aren't always 100% factual. Enter, The Factual. They don't curate articles for you, they've developed algorithms that process over 10,000 articles a day from hundreds of sources to determine the factual credibility of them. They then report a percentage "grade" based on factual evidence & 4 key variables, to help you make the decisions for what you'd like to read. Their polls even breakdown each answer, explaining what you would be voting for. Their comments on polls & stories are completely anonymous, allowing for educated debates instead of hate-filled drivel. Just try their 2 week trial period like I did, and I'm sure you'll come to the same resolution I did, to subscribe & support their hard work & creativeness in developing such a non-toxic, fact-based media news app. One reason for their subscription-based model is so they don't feel obligated to support an advertiser's agenda. The Factual is truly the only unbiased media news/trending topics iOS app on the market currently that I'm aware of. And with their multiple expansive categories, search ability & filtering, you'll always find a topic you're interested in learning more about. Enjoy!

Scholarly Reviewist ,

The Epitome of Source-Checking!

I was in high school when I started really getting into the world news and politics. Even now, it’s super hard to know which sources to trust, what the authors’ biases are, or even where to find credible information that is true. The internet gave us so many new ways of finding information about the world, yet it also introduced the dizzying problem of where to start and where to go next.

The Factual was one of the only sites I found that had up-to-date source checking, as well as giving me new websites that I hadn’t seen before!

Of course, you should still check other websites outside of the ones that the Factual recommends, but a level of caution should always be used with any news site as well.

But The Factual makes things so much easier! All the mainstream media news outlets and a little bit of small news sites are shown to you, as well as author credibility and fact checking! The more sources you read from, the more you get to have a wider view of your topic. The Factual makes it that much easier, and if you don’t trust their fact checking, they even have info about how their algorithm works!

This is one of the only sites that truly cares about the cultivation of unbiased information in terms of news media. Please give it a try! It is absolutely worth your while if you would like to view the world from all perspectives!

EllieRink ,

ACTUAL unbiased Facts!

During the last election, I was desperate for an unbiased news source; something that didn’t lean any way and would tell me how trustworthy different sources were. Enter The Factual. Being able to see how biased an article is, how credible it is based on ACTUAL stats involving the source, writer, works cited, and amount of opinion vs simple true statements has been a game changer. Finding an app that doesn’t care about changing your mind or perspective but giving you the option to be fully informed and make your own opinions and conclusions has been great. Being able to stay informed and hold fruitful conversations instead of arguments has been stress relieving. Now being able to weigh in on my thoughts through their polls and knowing that anyone else who does is respectful and simply sharing their perspective without the motive to argue or change someone’s mind has been refreshing.

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