FactStream 4+

Fact Checking in Real Time

Christopher Guess

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 3.4K Ratings
    • Free



FactStream helps you find the truth in American politics by bringing together the work of the three largest U.S. fact-checking organizations – the Washington Post, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org. During major events such as speeches and debates, you can follow along as our partners fact-check in real time.

Key Features:

See a daily stream of the latest fact-checks as they’re published.
Receive notifications of the latest fact-checks on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Choose to get notifications of just the “worst” ratings such as “4 Pinocchios” or “Pants on Fire.”
Search the latest fact-checks by name, subject or keyword.
Follow live fact-checking during major political events such as political debates and major speeches.

FactStream was developed as part of the Tech & Check Cooperative, a project of the Duke University Reporters’ Lab, which uses automation to help fact-checkers do their work and broaden the audience for this important journalism. Learn more at www.reporterslab.org

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

Thank you everyone for continuing to use FactStream to stay informed about misinformation across the United States!

This small release fixes a potential crash introduced in version 2.5.0.

In this build we have two major new features:
1. Dark mode support is finally here so you can more comfortably read fact-checks as the evenings get longer.
2. We have added the ability to filter fact-checks by languages for our partner organizations that post in more than just English. You can update this on the in-app settings page.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

MerryMc ,

Vital and succinct

Facts matter, especially now. So much misinformation and disinformation is promulgated on a daily basis, especially in an election year, and it’s impossible to keep up with it all, let alone check it all for ourselves. This is an excellent and efficient way of keeping up with what’s being claimed by politicians, groups, conspiracy theorists, and social media posts, sorting what’s true, false, misleading or incomplete. Instead of relying on a single organization or getting multiple newsletters and so on, you can get a picture in moments, across the spectrum of political discourse, from the various reputable fact checkers who monitor it, consolidated in one place. You control what notifications you receive: getting all fact check bulletins as they come in, only the most egregious lies, or read a summary by date. You can skim across the top of the ratings, get a quick summary of any given claim, or delve deeper into why it gets the rating it gets from the fact checking source, and all sources are transparent.

Shibby_Dude :D ,

Reality tends to take a liberal bias

I love reading the posts from the upset conservatives. This app is unbiased just like NPR. Each post has an article attached with proof and sources as to why something is true or not. If you are a conservative griping about all the falsehoods in your side of the woods, it isn’t due to bias. It’s due to the Republican Party being a joke now, full of fake news and conspiracy theories. Shut up and do some research before complaining. Reality tends to take a liberal bias.

-Marv ,

Stops updating

Today is April 9th. The newest checks on the home screen are from April 3rd. This happens constantly. If I want to see the latest, I have to delete and reinstall the app.
Forget trying to use the search. I can read a fact check and then go into search and try to find that exact same check I was just reading without success. It doesn’t show up in the search.
I love the content, but the app is of little use when it just stops updating and won’t let you find checks you haven’t saved even though you were just reading them.
A website that actually kept up to date and had a functioning search mechanism would be far more useful than this barely functioning app.
Love the content. Hate the app.

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