As we all already know, Apple news has a separate section dedicated to the US midterm elections. The section is available to readers and will continue on till November after the elections end. They want to provide reliable and relevant news from credible news sources. This will help political enthusiasts and people concerned with the election make a right decision. But one thing is clear, they will not repeat Facebook’s mistakes of fake news that spread like wildfire during the 2016 presidential election.
Apple news will cover news stories and articles which will be solely curated by human editors instead of stories published by an algorithm, AI or machine learning strategy. It will consist of curated articles on debatable topics and information. The algorithm strategy was followed by Facebook and we all knew how the 2016 election coverage went. Facebook’s issues stemmed mainly from the lack of human editors and curators and the fake news got the attention of readers for the wrong reasons. Apple, on the other hand, is staunch on human editors who would be able to weed out fake stories quickly and efficiently and not spread fake news.
We won’t shy away from controversial topics, but our goal is to illuminate, not enrage. And we’ll always steer clear of rumor and propaganda-
Apple News Editor-in-Chief Lauren Kern
Curation has been a constant strategy across Apple News with a team of editors. Sections such as The Conversation and On the Ground will feature a mix of curated stories, articles, and posts on Apple news. The conversation will include a collection of opinionated columns with less scrutiny and open for more healthy discussions and debates. On the Ground includes quality reporting from solid news sources about issues that relate to local matters of a community.
Apple news believes that people want information from reliable sources especially when it comes to voting candidates for a worthy position. An election should not be only about candidates but it should spark national and political conversations. They want to be a reliable news source that delivers prompt and accurate information.