Let us use Ground News in Brave News

Just started using Brave and I was disappointed when I saw that Brave didn’t have Ground News as an option in Brave News.

Quick explainer for those who aren’t familiar with it: Ground News is a website and app that compiles news sources and their political bias, factuality, and ownership. It compiles stories those sources write and presents them with that data so you can see which side is covering what stories and not fall into a bubble yourself. It’s the only news source I follow, and imo, the most useful one, since you can find any other outlet’s articles on it.

No, this is not an ad for ground news, just wanted to explain why I think it’s so important it’s added to Brave. I tried to add it as my own source and it didn’t work.

Please either add it or make the link work somehow!

They have to support RSS. When I tried all the tips and tricks to find their RSS, it doesn’t seem to work. There’s nothing in the source, typing /feed, /rss, or any of that didn’t get a workable link, and all that sort of stuff . You can always contact them directly about it, but without a Feed URL for RSS, it can’t work. This isn’t anything because of Brave but is simply because of how Ground News built their website.

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That’s a shame. I’ll probably just keep Brave News disabled then and bookmark Ground. Thank you!

@privacynut Hi and welcome to the community. :slightly_smiling_face:

I didn’t know about Ground News. I am interested in sites that aggregate news sources by political bias and factual reporting criteria. This was a new one for me and I will be adding it to my top sites. I like to compare (test) news information from various sites. I find that some sites purporting to be unbiased really aren’t. Imagine that. :stuck_out_tongue:

I also like to check left, right, and center articles that have high factual ratings. I don’t just read articles slanted to a particular political leaning. I find that gives me a better perspective. I avoid sites that do not rate high in factual reporting or use a lot of trigger words and sensationalistic reporting. Well, mostly, unless I want a good laugh. :wink:

Listing a few other sites just for reference. The only one I have found with an rss feed is AllSides. :slightly_frowning_face: I found Seekr through their Brave ad campaign. I think The Factual also had an ad campaign too, but really can’t remember.

allsides.com (https://www.allsides.com/news/rss)
seekr.com
thefactual.com

You might can try a newsfeed generator. I haven’t tried any but rsapp.com for example will generate a newsfeed for ground.news. You have to join to get the url which you should be able to add to Brave News as a source. Theoretically anyway. It is free to join (limited number of feeds for free account) but you could give it a try.

Thanks for another news source to check out! Take care. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I was tempted to grab their extension and test it out, but decided against it. If you end up using it, let me know what you think.

I don’t do add-on extensions. Ever. Period. lol

Maybe someone else could give it a try and post but ain’t gonna be me. :laughing:

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I use their extension (I might be a little obsessed lol) and it’s pretty good when it works. Basically, when you go on a news article, it’ll show you the bias of the site you’re viewing the article on, the number of sources that have covered that same story, and the bias rating of all the sources covering the story overall. It’s helpful when doing research, particularly on political topics, because it easily helps you find other more trustworthy sources covering the same story. However, it doesn’t work a lot, so that’s unfortunate. If you use Twitter, though, I’d strongly recommend it; it works very well on Twitter and shows the bias for news articles shared in tweets on Twitter. I think they also have a Reddit extension (haven’t tried it) and a site that lets you check the news diet of verified Twitter users.