Overtone’s goal is to give everybody the tools they need to make their own decisions and choices based on local and global news in text format. We work towards more transparent, less biased news content that is both substantive and engaging.


Imagine a world in which ‘misinformation’, ‘disinformation’ and just plain garbage information are a non-issue. This would mean less chaos, less human harm (there would be no real incentive to tell you Covid was a hoax, for example), more stable governance, and a cohesive, open society based on a shared understanding of facts, where explorations of differences create a vibrant public sphere.

We want to move the world towards that future by using advances in technology to empower people with the tools they need to build better discourse. Products like our quality and substantiveness assessment allow them to experience the internet in a different way. We want you to explore different ways of reading and understanding the news. We want you to make your own decisions. That is the opportunity we think you deserve.