Just the facts…

One thing I have learned when it comes to computers, technology and the internet is to “believe nothing and verify everything”. The same goes with politics. With the election right around the corner we are now being bombarded with a barrage of information and political propaganda. I sometimes feel it is an insult to our intelligence. The problem is, the complexity of it all makes it nearly impossible to verify whether the information being presented is truth, half-truth, or untruth. Here is where technology and the internet can help. During an internet search recently to verify a political statement made by one of VP candidates, during the debate, I came across a web site called “FactCheck.org”. Based on the information that I reviewed, many of the statements made by both candidates were mangled, to say the least. FactCheck.org’s Mission states that they are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

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