The Washington Post’s Lie Detector App

The “Truth Teller” app launched by the Washington Post on Tuesday combines several technologies that together have the ability to fact check speeches in near real-time. The James L. Knight Foundation awarded The Post with a $50,000 grant for the app. From The Post’s Executive Editor for Digital News:

“When our politics editor Steven Ginsberg heard a politician give a stump speech filled with inaccurate statements, he wondered if there could ever be a way to instantly verify what a politician says. Live fact-checking can provide incredible insight to journalists and audiences alike, and we are excited to start the process of creating something as unique and valuable as Truth Teller.”

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