PolitiFact's Settle It!

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PolitiFact's Settle It!

by: Times Publishing Company | 7 120

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"I'll take Truthiness for 500, Alex"

7
  • Non-partisan truth
  • Clever idea to involve more people with politics
  • Unexpected video links
  • Hulu only works in the US
  • A few design bugs

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Find out the hard facts behind politicians' statements and quiz your own knowledge of the political truth in the United States

THE VERDICT

Settle It! is a clever stab at engaging we common folk in the search for truth in politics. It compiles recent quips from US politicians and then evaluates each based on the real facts. Way more are mostly or totally false than you should probably be comfortable with. There's a game aspect that changes daily wherein you guess whether five statements are true or false, rising in the Truthiness ranks over time. A few design issues keep it from being truly engaging, but the seed of an idea will appeal to anyone looking to know more about the world of politics.

THE PROS

It's a totally non-partisan app, evaluating statements from politicians from all over the map regardless of party affiliation.

THE CONS

Many links lead to a video pop-up in your browser of the politician in context, which 1) isn't nice without warning, especially if you're not on wi-fi, and 2) is based in Hulu, which isn't available outside of the US. I encountered some design issues where the text fell off the page, rendering it unreadable.

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by Janel , Appszoom

Jun 09, 2015

Users review

from 120 reviews

"Good"

6.4