How does NewsBlur retrieve the text view?

I’m seeing some problems with the text view from the Reuters World News feed being replaced by weird opinionated diatribes from people clearly not affiliated with Reuters. Think lunatic fringe.

This text is completely different from both the short feed text, and the actual article on the Reuters website.

Does NewsBlur use some external service fetch external articles, or to parse the text out of them? In other words, is there some third party between NewsBlur and Reuters that could be doing this?

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It uses Readability, which can sometimes find a lengthier text instead of the actual article. There’s no great way to fix it.

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Thanks, Samuel.

I see what it is now – Readability is parsing one of the comments instead of the main article. Ugly stuff indeed.