Friday, July 29, 2016
Politicfact in Real Life
Politicfact, a fact-checking website from the Tampa Bay Times, is a handy tool when you want to know the research behind a political soundbite, even when you don’t like the results. Most of the time, the answers are a lot more complicated than the sound bite would lead you to believe, and if you click on the quotes and read the entire explanation, you can see how the information was distilled and sometimes twisted. However, you can imagine how the politicians quoted feel about it. Imagine Politifact following you around and checking the validity behind the things you say all day. It would only take about five minutes before you are ready to strangle it. This is the latest from Randall Munroe at xkcd. Go to the link to see the hover text punchline.