rss is the best solution to aggregate news with the advantages of being
- free, no ads, no tracking, no targeting
- highly customizable
- across platform
In short, by using rss we can choose sources rather than being targeted by algorithms with ads and propaganda.
The guideline is to choose from most unbiased media, i.e. AP and Reuters. Their positional (western) bias is then offset using TASS and 人民网 for voices from Russia and China.
This strategy covers:
- Top 4 of the 5 UN security council members, with the exception of France
- 3 of the 5 larget news agencies, with the exception of UPI which is yet another US news agency, and Agence France-Presse which does not provide mature english content.
- free on Microsoft Store
- free on F-Droid
- open source
- free on Google Play Store