Honesty Report Cards For Politicians Based On 2018 Fact-Checking Data
( ) = only 1 to 5 statements analyzed
n/d = no data available
Formula: True=1, Mostly True=.75, Half True=.5, Mostly False=.25, False=0, Pants on Fire=-1
2018 Class Curve: +.25
Currently includes: 100 senators, 190 representatives, 24 governors, and 26 White House officials.
All raw data is publicly available via PolitiFact. This app is a part of an independent research project and is not affiliated with PolitiFact, its owners, its affiliates, or its employees.
This research was inspired by students at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA doing a detailed analysis of political advertisements in a sociology course taught by Professor Ellis Jones.
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Most biased garbage I’ve run across yet. Lasted 30 seconds on my phone. An echo chamber for liberals.
Developer Response ,
Considering that the app is based on publicly accessible fact-checking data, it may be the least biased tool we have available at the moment. The point is to move beyond this kind of extremist dismissive rhetoric and towards something that is based on evidence. If, according to the app, Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Majority Leader, earns a "C" and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House, earns an "F", I'm not sure that you can simply write it off as "liberal". The whole point is that shifting our thinking around politics takes more than 30 seconds. If you are happy with extreme division in this country then you can ignore my response to StevieRay888, but if you want to vote for more honest politicians, left or right, then this app, still far from perfect, may be worth considering.
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