Freedom of the press is one of the most important values a free state should maintain in order to allow the people to be able to trust their government.
In the current modern era we are saturated with editorial content, have a US president who uses terms like "fake news" and have people sharing news with us on social media that may not be well researched or even be false information.
In previous eras of print and TV time slot deadlines, journalistic itegrity was something we had some assurance of. In the internet era of the competition to get clicks, there is the risk of that integrity being compromised. Left or right leaning content sites creating echo chambers of ideas. My own interactions with people have led me to the believe people don't trust the press as much as they should.
The goal of Unscatter is to provide tools to help us figure out if the press is providing us with information we can trust.
The first tool is a searchable news index. Using reddit I am using reddit to generate a list of what people are sharing with other people the most. Front page headlines are generated by watching a large community of users and basing it off of their interactions with each other rather than being hand picked by an editor.
The index will only contain data that has been shared in the last month. I want to find more communities to pull data from in order to avoid any community bias. I also will be working on some more tools in the future to add to the Unscatter brand to compare what information different news sources are providing.
This is very much a work in progress. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to reach out. You can contact me at email@example.com. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response, this is very much a spare time hobby at this time.