Check political facts with the Settle It app. As the election approaches, it seems that false accusations and claims are appearing fast and furious in commercials, interviews, speeches, and news stories. The first presidential debate is October 3rd. While you listen to the candidates back their statements with facts and figures meant to make themselves look good and their opponent look bad, you have to wonder if the statements they are making are true. The Politifact app and website have lists of statements with a Truthometer. While watching the debates or having a debate of your own with friends, the Settle It Argument Ender app is a great tool for looking up statistics and facts. Now you can catch those exaggerated claims. With the Settle It app, you'll have the facts at your fingertips.
Look it Up
Whether you are sitting across from someone who is spouting claims, or reading a political comment on your Facebook wall, you can find out whether it is the truth or exaggeration. Type your friend's statement (or any subject you want to research) into the Argument Ender search field of the Settle It app, and you will get a list of recent quotes by politicians and pundits. Each quote is evaluated for its degree of truth using the "Truthometer," and has an explanation that includes the fact-findings and statistics to either back up or refute the claim. The information comes from the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact website. Researched by editors and reporters at the Tampa Bay Times, each article cites statistics and confirmed facts about claims and statements made by different political figures. You can learn more about Politifact in my article about the paid app. Favorite facts that you know you'll want as part of your political debate arsenal.
Quiz Yourself and Your Friends
If you'd like to see how well informed you (or your friends) are before you head ot the polls, check out the Settle It weekly quiz. The test is timed so you have to read the statements quickly. You have 10 seconds to decide whether a statement is completely true or false.
Shout It by sharing it
Once you find out if a political statement or claim is true or false, you can share what you've learned. When you find an article in the Settle It app that you want to share, you can "shout it" via email, Twitter, Facebook, or simply copy the URL.
Nothing helps you make a point like the facts. Today is National Register to Vote Day. Be sure you register to vote and check out the Settle It app to be informed on the issues.