The Factual is a free News & Weather plugin developed by thefactual.com for Chrome users. It helps you discover worthy news from the web page you are currently visiting on your web browser. You can download the latest and older CRX versions of this free Chrome extension from this article.
About The Factual
Get smarter about the news you read
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 the 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 thefactual.com or in-realtime at thefactual.com/news 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.