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Aug. 22, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
LINK: www.politifact.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   August 22, 2012

The truthmongers at Politifact have a new app out today called Settle It!, exclamation point and all. (We gave it a brief mention in Andrew’s piece yesterday.) Bill Adair:

The app, available in the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app stores, is known as “PolitiFact’s Argument Ender” because it allows you to enter names, keywords and subjects and instantly find relevant Truth-O-Meter ratings. You can share the results through email, Facebook and Twitter.

“Argument ender” may be a bit strong since some don’t consider Politifact (or any fact-checking org) dispositive. Jeff Sonderman has some takeaways from the app, which he helped develop at Poynter with Knight funds. Of note: It’s built in HTML and JavaScript, put into a Phonegap wrapper.

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