PolitiFact's Settle It!
by: Times Publishing Company • 145
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.
It's a totally non-partisan app, evaluating statements from politicians from all over the map regardless of party affiliation.
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.
by Janel , Appszoom
Jun 09, 2015
Settle It! PolitiFact's Argument Ender
Resolve political arguments at the dinner table, check the facts in campaign ads and test your knowledge of the Truth-O-Meter with PolitiFact's new Settle It! app.
Do you ever find yourself at the dinner table beside someone who seems to have the facts wrong? Do you wonder about the truth of campaign ads you see on on TV?
Try Settle It! - PolitiFact's Argument Ender, a free app that lets you to look up Truth-O-Meter fact-checks from PolitiFact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website.
- Find fact-checks by searching name, keywords and subject
- Browse Truth-O-Meter ratings by person and subject
- Share your findings by email, Facebook and Twitter
- Take the PolitiFact Challenge and test your knowledge of the Truth-O-Meter
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