FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Missing Source: This occurs when the author either paraphrases or directly quotes a source without saying who the source is. It’s a valid thing for an author to do if they can’t reveal their source so it is a no-penalty annotation.

Scare Quote: This occurs when quotation marks are placed around a single word or a few words to make it seem dramatic. The words may have been quoted from somebody and injected into a paraphrasing. This is a no-penalty violation and is for the user’s reference only.

Missing reference: This violation is when an author uses data from a study, survey or other seemingly factual source without actually referencing the source so that the reader or reviewer can check it. This is a penalty valuation therefore affects the overall score of the article.

General FAQs

The Daily Edit is a content aggregator and analyzer, not a content creator. This means that the news you see comes directly from over 13000 unique news organisations from 3 types of sources: newspapers, TV channels and news magazines, from around the world.

No, the Daily Edit has no political agenda and avoids judging the news altogether. Our mission is to turn every story into a data story. We know that high-quality information is vital, and we want readers to be able to critically assess what they’re reading by having freedom from persuasion. All the news is sourced from publications across the political spectrum as we endeavour to promote the most informative and least manipulative articles. Our mission is to empower readers with all the information reported, so they can decide for themselves.

The article scores you see are calculated by our algorithm, taking into account how many details of the story, reported across all articles, are present, and how many logical fallacies (annotations) the Machine Learning (ML) detects. Annotations include missing data references (eg, “a recent survey suggests….”), appeals to popularity (eg “Everyone says it’s OK to lie as long as you don’t get caught”). Other fallacies such as unverified  sources (eg, “a government official said…”) and techniques such as using scare quotes (eg, words that are “unnecessarily” highlighted with quotation marks) are annotated for reader awareness but do not contribute to down-scoring an article. Articles that score higher contain more story detail, and less annotations.

The Daily Edit’s advanced machine learning (ML) algorithm uses natural language processing (NLP) to analyse all available articles belonging to a given story. By extracting every story detail from all articles, and cross comparing these details across articles, TDE can determine what article contains the most detail and what has been left out. We give our readers the shortest path to the most information.

The Daily Edit’s advanced machine learning (ML) algorithm determines what should be labelled as an annotation and puts a confidence percentage on each annotation. The reader can dispute an annotation through their assessment as well, promoting critical thinking and empowering our readers to decide for themselves. 

The app looks at what stories are trending across all major news platforms worldwide, and shows them in order of popularity or relevance, depending on the user’s preference in settings. 

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Privacy Policy FAQs

We aim to create the best possible reader experience, which involves knowing certain things about our readership. For example, knowing which articles you read helps us understand your interests and show you other associated articles that may be of interest to you. 

We are also primarily funded by subscriptions and advertising, which requires the use of data to help us to understand and fill your needs. For example, we use user data to identify who may be interested in a subscription so that we can make you aware of any latest subscription discounts.

Different types of data are collected based on the different services you use. There are effectively two types of data collection: direct and indirect.

Direct data collection means you are submitting data to us. For example, when you create an account with us, you submit your email address to us.

Indirect data collection takes place passively as you interact with our site or apps. Our tracking technologies collect data about your reading behavior, like which articles you read or how often you visit the app. Third-party advertisers collect behavioral data associated with their ads shown on our site or apps. Additionally, we collect data about our readers from sources like privately-owned databases and social media platforms.

We use your data for personalization and targeting, catering our journalism, communications, and offerings to you. The specific data we use depends on the offering, and how you are accessing it. We also use your data to tailor your experience, which includes marketing and advertising.

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