GlennKessler for iOS — the home of the Washington Post's Fact Checker on iPhone and iPad.

Read Glenn Kessler's latest articles and interviews, play The Pinocchio Game, watch his newest videos, learn more about him, and contact him, all through the app. The simple, clean design gets out of your way, highlighting the content you care about.

∙ Read the latest fact checks in a clean, ad-free interface and watch the accompanying fact check videos right alongside the article.
∙ Turn on rich push notifications to get notified each time an article is published.
∙ Save articles to read later, either by left swiping them, or tapping the share button. Your saved articles are synced over iCloud, so all your devices are ready to read.
∙ Filter articles based on the Pinocchio rating, as well as the political party of the person being fact checked.
∙ Instantly search an archive of over 1000 fact checks.

GlennKessler for watchOS:
∙ See a summary of the latest five articles at any time on your wrist.
∙ With a tap, save an article to read later in full on your iPhone or iPad.

Play the game:
∙ The Pinocchio Game: read a quote, select the number of Pinocchios you think the quote should receive, and see what Glenn Kessler actually gave it, with an option to read the full article.
∙ Each game has a different set of 7 randomly picked questions.
∙ Optionally share your game scores with your friends.

Watch and read interviews:
∙ Watch the latest videos with Glenn Kessler in a constantly updating grid.
∙ Read the latest interviews with Glenn Kessler. Any audio interviews continue to play in the background when you aren't actively using the app.

And even more:
∙ Add the GlennKessler Today widget to the space left of your home screen to see the latest articles without opening the app.
∙ Learn more about Glenn Kessler, the Fact Checker column, and his book, The Confidante.
∙ Email Glenn Kessler.
∙ VoiceOver support.

What’s New

Version 4.3.1

∙ Layout fixes for the reading interface

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
770 Ratings

770 Ratings

amcglone ,

Useful. Clear. Concise. Perfect

I love the design of the app, it makes reading the articles and understanding the content so incredibly clear and straightforward. A refreshing take on news from both the app designer and the article writer himself. Lovely app lovely content 10/10 recommend

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We hope you're continuing to enjoy the app. :-)

DWJ49 ,


Great to have someone checking facts. I always check Kessler after important events like this. Generally, I agree with findings. But many lies go unchecked. When Sanders says that we pay 10 times more for drugs in US than Canada, that is not true. We pay more but not 10 times more. When Sanders says we can lower drug prices by 50%, that can’t be true if average profit margin is 15-18%. These facts can be verified!

!linny ,

Love this app!

This is a well designed and informative app. I love it! Easy to navigate and very non biased. Everything we need to make an intelligent, well informed decision for ourselves in this polarized world we’re living in. Thank you!! Excellent job!

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The developer, Glenn Kessler, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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