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News. Filtered By You No More Negative News

NewsFodder (Beta) is a site for busy people who like to catch up on the latest news that interests them. But with the ability to automatically filter and block themes and negative news they just don't want to see.

What's this all about then?

NewsFodder is a personal project to save me time, keeping up with the latest news but allowing me to customise what I see and what I don't see. It's currently in Beta.

If you are like me, you have several interests and like to keep up with things like general news, hobbies and general interests. But while reading the content I liked I was constantly bombarded with negative news and clickbait.

This, after a while, would impact my mood. Something the media wants to do. So I decided to do something about it and built this site.

Features

Why use NewsFodder?

This is more than a news viewing app. It allows you to take control of what you see.

Personalised News

Personalised News

Once you have registered. You can pick and choose which news sites you want to see in your feed. You are in control.

Hate Negative News

Hate Negative News

Using Microsoft's Machine Learning platform to work out the sentiment of the article, allowing you to block negative (or mixed and neutral) news.

No More Spoilers

No More Spoilers

You can also block phrases and words from showing in your feed for total control of what you see.

No More Click Bait

No More Click Bait

The app pulls in the start of the article, so you can read a longer real snippet and decide if the headline is just clickbait or not.

Time Saving

Time Saving

Because we crawl over 50+ news feeds, it saves you time having all your news in one feed.

Up To Date

Up To Date

We crawl all the news, every hour, so your feed is kept up to date with any new articles.

Add Sites You Like

Add Sites You Like

Add your own News! If we don't have a site you usually read, then you can add it.

Favourites

Favourites

Favourite news articles so you can read and reference them later on

Free

Free

While I am still developing this site, everything is free. Depending on ongoing hosting costs, it may stay free 🤷‍♂️

Disclaimer

Just need to cover my ass here! So I have to have an open disclaimer.

The news is checked by Microsofts machine learning platform (Cognitive Services) which is a paid platform (Yes I have to pay for it). All news flagged as Negative or Mixed etc... It is based on the score that we get from the Microsoft API.

None of the scores are based on personal opinion, and you must be aware that the platform can get it wrong and think an article is deemed negative when in fact it could be positive. We put the scores on all news items so you can make a judgement call yourself.

I take no responsibility for news being flagged with the wrong sentiment. Please take it up with Microsoft.