TechCrunch: Sift’s ‘news therapy’ app aims to promote understanding, not anxiety

TechCrunch: Sift’s ‘news therapy’ app aims to promote understanding, not anxiety. “Is reading the news feeling a little stressful today? Can’t imagine why. Don’t worry: you’re not alone. A Pew Research study found that seven of 10 Americans today suffer from ‘news fatigue’ — meaning they feel worn out and like they can’t keep up. Meanwhile, an APA survey found that 56 percent of Americans want to stay informed, but it stresses them out. A new app called Sift, launching today, wants to help. Instead of trying to overwhelm news consumers with breaking news and incremental updates, it aims to thoughtfully approach tough topics in order to encourage a deeper understanding of the issues.”

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