In recent years, people have been moving more toward search engines, social media and content aggregators for their daily content needs rather than visiting a list of content sites or running individual content apps one by one.
At the same time, most of those services have focused on pushing the same content from the same sources while relegating a lot of great and diverse content to deep and exhaustive searches or complete exclusion.
This has helped the most popular content sources grow or maintain their reader levels while making it very hard and difficult for smaller organizations and independent writers to reach new readers and audiences.
While popular and mainstream media sources play an important role in society and provide a valuable resource of information, the widespread promotion and consumption of news and content from the same sources severely limits the flow of information and the formation of viewpoints by readers and viewers.
Even more concerning, it puts a lot of power and control into fewer sources (corporations) that get to define the narratives of news, articles and stories while shaping the opinions of many people in the world.
We created NEWS and RUMORS to change that.
We want to provide everyone with access to interesting, unique and diverse content while providing a wider variety of content publishers with a way to reach a lot more people.