We don’t create the news, we find it.

Our AI doesn’t generate articles.

Everything you see on the app is pulled from real news sites.

This is done through RSS feeds—feeds of stories publishers choose to send out.

All articles and media outlets in our database are treated equally by the algorithm. No one gets special treatment. 

We present the news evenly and let you decide what to believe.

What makes Timio different:

Live Algorithm Free

Most social, search, & news platforms use preference algorithms.

These algorithms collect your data to tailor your feed to your personal beliefs.

Two people can search the same thing and get very different results!

Timo ditches the algorithm and gives everyone the same result.

Alternate perspectives

Alternate perspectives found by the AI are always real articles on the web.

Using the AI costs a token, read more on tokens below.


At Timio we aim to stay as transparent as possible.

There are no hidden skeletons in our algorithm.

All our articles are collected through MIT’s open source RSS scroller, NewsBlur.


Why do I need to use tokens?

While we would love to grant everyone free access to AI suggestions, running the AI is costly. Timio will be using tokens to measure demand during the open beta, however we’re happy to announce we will be removing

Tokens help cover these costs. All users get a few free tokens to start out with. If you enjoy the AI suggestions, you can upgrade to Timio+ to remove ads and unlock 200 tokens a month. This is equivalent to reading 400 articles a month.

But isn’t AI biased?

AIs are trained on human data, which is filled with our own natural biases. Our AI is only used to find articles with differing views, therefore any bias in the articles is from its human author. While its possible that the AI may have slight biases when picking an article with a different view, Timio is much more objective than other platforms. Other platforms intentionally bias themselves towards your data, or use small groups of people to determine which news to show you.

How can I trust you?

All websites Timio sources from our listed here on our website. Additionally, the aggregation API we use is completely open-source,

But you do have an algorithm, right?

Yes it is true. Technically Timio does have an algorithm, however so does all code. At its basic level, an algorithm is just an automated way for code to complete tasks and sort content. Timio’s ‘algorithm’ in this sense does nothing more than grab stories from popular news sites and display them. The articles that are picked come from the news publisher’s RSS feed, which is a live stream of articles the publisher has chosen to send out. We simply grab the news published by the most popular news sites and display it to you evenly.

When use an alternate perspective, the code sends the article information to OpenAI and asks GPT to find an article with a differing viewpoint. No funny business.

When we say “Algorithm” with a capital A, we are talking about preference and marketing algorithms. These algorithms analyze your data and use it to change your feed and search results. This is what’s behind the content that appears in your search results ‘For You’ pages, and ‘Recommendations.’