Abridge News tackles news echo chambers by providing our users with quick facts, an opinion spectrum, and reader reactions for trending stories.Explore Today's Topic Explore Today's Topic
Each of our topics is introduced with relevant, factual information. We imagine a reader coming across the topic with little to no background context on the story and ask, “what essential information is needed before engaging with opinions?”
For each topic, we curate four interesting op-ed pieces and sort them on our spectrum based on the op-ed’s content. We don’t sort based on a publication’s reputation. We hand-select every piece we feature and don’t use an algorithm.
Our users react to each featured op-ed on our spectrum, choosing statements like “Surprisingly, I agree” or “This doesn’t paint the full picture.” Then, they see reaction results from our full community. No shouting involved.
For more information on our editorial process, click here.
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