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Proving even traditional media is capable of having fun, The Washington Post today released a plugin designed to fact-check our President-elect. ‘RealDonaldContext’ is a Chrome plugin that scours Trump’s tweets and adds fact-check summaries beneath them.
As for what’s deemed inaccurate, that’s for WaPo’s editors to decide. Its creator, Phillip Bump did point out that readers are welcome to point out Trump tweets that need additional explication. If found to be false — either in part, or wholly — the tweet displays a grey box with a few leading sentences and a link to a longer piece to help clear up any confusion. The publication claims “our goal is to provide additional context where needed for Trump’s tweets moving forward (and a few golden oldies).”
As for what’s deemed inaccurate, that’s for WaPo’s editors to decide
Eleven Years On: How ‘The Washington Post’ Helped Give Us the Iraq War
In the months before the war, The Washington Post ran more than 140 stories on its front page promoting the war.
“We are inevitably the mouthpiece for whatever administration is in power.“ —WaPo Reporter Karen DeYoung.
originally posted by: Trueman
originally posted by: kinglizard
thanks Byrd. Happy to see tools like this...they could become increasingly important.
Why only for Trump ?
Increasingly important for what? It's just another stupidity made for those who refuse reality.