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You can bet on Yahoo News being up to date and right in time, with their coverage regarding current events news bits. Yahoo News and information that you need inquiring minds need to know, in order to be informed about situations that may effect their lives daily. In the busy world of today, people need to be informed regarding the changing weather patterns, current events, the newness of our country political reasoning and politics. This 21st century presents a changing and progressive world of thoughts that we, as Americans need to progressively, keep up with. Thank you Yahoo News for being that source.
Yahoo responded to my review and said, “We offer news coverage from a variety of sources, and some lean more liberal while others lean more conservative. We work hard to present a balanced view of the news from a variety of perspectives across the political spectrum.” Yahoo is the biggest joke. Any id*ot will tell you that this response to my review is a huge lie. Now back to my original review below. The application itself works ok but a little glitchy. What I don’t like is the liberal loony tune articles that are clearly pushing a leftist agenda. Yes, fake news has been published on yahoo until it was exposed by conservative news outlets: the Covington fiasco, the BuzzFeed Mueller lie, Smollett to name a few. Be warned that yahoo will rarely post anything from conservative networks or news sites; they have no problem admitting they are a bias left news outlet. If they say otherwise, they lie. And most liberals like it because it is a place for them to vent their frustration against conservatives even if the news is manipulative or full of half truths.
About every other time I "Newsroom," they bug me to read and review the app. So, here goes: not much to say good or bad about the content itself as for the most part they are simply repeating "news" from other sources, a few reliable, most unreliable and biased like Huffington Post on the one hand, or FOXNews on the other. I use the app because it is generally handier than buying a newspaper; as with the newspaper, one must continually "read between the lines" in order to get a sense of what's going on out there minus the liberal or conservative bias. As far as their constant requests to rate and review, when the request appears it is impossible to respond to it without closing out of the app and going to the App Store. It is a veritable nuisance, so now that I have written a review I hope it won't happen again.
This used to be my go to news app for years. Not any longer. 1. Loud videos suddenly start. I’ve searched settings and cannot find a way to stop loud videos from jarringly startling me. I read late at night and in quiet places. I want control of the sound and Yahoo has wrestled that control away. Non negotiable. 2. They have changed the format to slow moving pictures with a few words underneath. Slow, uninformative, and a major waste of time. Uninformative. 3. The whole app has moved towards a stylistic look and away from a news feed. Glam over substance. If I wanted some stylistic slick app, I would download one. What a shame. 4. I want news. Just news. Articles with a headline and something to read, along with a simple photo or two. The news is no longer first and forefront on this app. What happened to this NEWS app? I deleted the app after the recent terrible changes. Waited a few weeks and decided to try again. Reloaded it just now. Second story I clicked on immediately had a loud. Loud. Loud. LOUD newscaster blabbering on. It was jarring and uninvited. It wasn’t labeled as a video, looked like a news story. Again checked settings, unable to mute the news videos Deleted the app again. Going back to other news feeds
The major issue I have still comes down to disingenuously selecting people to write reviews. When the app asks if you “love it” (the app), if you select “no”, it loops you out to either an in-house “review” or leads you to a dead end broken link. It only leads you here if you select “yes”. As such, the review ratings are entirely meaningless. Their “4.2 Star” rating as of this review should likely be closer to 2.5 stars. UPDATE: Since I wrote the above review, they have made many changes, and not one falls in the “positive” category. You cannot read your own comment history, so you have to search out articles, then search through thousands of comments to have any sort of meaningful discourse. If I could give negative stars, I would do so. Previously, this was about the only news aggregator. Now, there are options, all of which are superior.
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