Are you a political junkie with an iPhone? If so, you are the target audience for a new Apple News feature, offering an easy way to follow the 2018 Midterm Elections for readers in the United States.
With tech platforms often being blamed for the spread of fake news online, Apple News’ feature proudly claims that it is a “trustworthy” place to get up-to-date information; boasting curated stories from a diverse range of “reliable sources.”
To access the feature, you need to tap on the banner across the top of the “For You” tab. Stories will also be highlighted on Apple News’ “Top Stories” and “Spotlight” tab.
“Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. By presenting quality news from trustworthy sources and curating a diverse range of opinions, Apple News aims to be a responsible steward of those conversations and help readers understand the candidates and the issues.”
The section offers both op-ed pieces and on-the-ground reportage. In addition, it will make use of the Washington Post’s “Election Now” data dashboard, a weekly briefing from Axios, Politico’s “Races to Watch,” and more. While Silicon Valley largely skews left with its politics, Apple News offers selections from across the political spectrum, ranging from Vox to Fox News.
The Apple News 2018 Midterm Elections section is available to readers in the U.S., and will continue through the elections in November.