Frequently Asked Questions

How is Facteroid different from other news sites?

Facteroid presents factual data about news topics in timelines, charts, lists. We strive to present well-documented objective facts and figures concisely, while keeping things in context. Traditional news sites present news in a series of articles, which must strike a balance between presenting the latest information and giving readers background information. Choices made by even well-intentioned writers cause subjective opinions to creep into articles.

Where does the content on Facteroid come from?

Content on Facteroid is maintained by a combination of staff editors, scripts that collect data from the Web, and suggestions by our community of users. Any registered user can suggest, but edits need to be approved by a moderator.

How do you decide which topics to cover?

In general can suggest pages on any topic, but we make editorial decisions on which pages to show on the home page.

I found an error. What should I do?

Several pages including summaries and timeline entries have ways for users to suggest edits. Our goal is to make it possible for users to suggest edits to all content on the site, and for users who have earned enough reputation to moderate other users’ edits, but not all features are complete right now.

Who are the moderators?

Content is currently moderated by Facteroid staff, but we are exploring ways to expand this to some trusted users. In the future, we anticipate adding a reputation score to that will allow users who make positive contributions to the site to earn greater privileges.