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Politifact Mobile

by Times Publishing Company
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.3.0
  • New "Pants on Fire!" button
  • Enhanced person search
  • New "Contact us" option to suggest facts to check
  • Expanded "Extras" page
  • Larger graphics for meters

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005FHP5K8
  • Release Date: August 1, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,368 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • The Truth-O-Meter Tally - Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject
  • The Truth Index - A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
  • The Flip-O-Meter Tally - See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
  • Pants on Fire! Button - An ideal couch companion for political debates
  • The Truth-O-Meter Tally - Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject
  • The Truth Index - A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
  • The Flip-O-Meter Tally - See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
  • Pants on Fire! Button - An ideal couch companion for political debates

Product Description

Put the Truth-O-Meter in your pocket! PolitiFact Mobile brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking to your smart phone or tablet.

PolitiFact Mobile makes it easier than ever to get the truth about American politics. It is produced by PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, and includes the mobile-only Truth Index as well as mobile versions of the site's most popular features — the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter and the Obameter.

Features:

• First app dedicated to fact-checking!
• Get the latest Truth-O-Meter rulings
• Report cards allow you to see the Truth-O-Meter records of politicians, political groups and pundits
• Get updates on the campaign promises of President Obama and Republican leaders from our Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter

Features available only on PolitiFact Mobile:

• The Truth-O-Meter Tally – Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject
• The Truth Index – A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
• The Flip-O-Meter Tally – See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
• Pants on Fire! Button — An ideal couch companion for political debates

PolitiFact is a venture of the Tampa Bay Times, the Southeast's largest newspaper. For more information on PolitiFact features, go to: http://www.politifact.com/about/

Technical Details

  • Size: 4.6MB
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Developed By: Times Publishing Company
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and factual. January 27, 2012
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I had never visited this website before getting this app so I didn't know what I was missing. The site is very intuitive and fun to navigate. I am a skeptical person, so I checked accuracy as much as I could given my very limited resources and my admitted bias. I thought it all rang true and unbiased. I suspect others will believe otherwise and only hope that they will do their own fact-checking with reliable sources before dismissing this one. A true time-saver and fun to boot!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Do Some Fear an Investigation of the Fact?! October 20, 2012
I cannot add to the cogent and well-informed review written by BC Kelley on July 4, 2012, or to the shorter reviews of others who have given this wonderful app high ratings.

Suffice it to say that a true ethical person, one with his own internal critical moral compass, one who does not get his "values" pumped into his head by various nefarious pundits, politicians, PACs, special interest goons, etc. ... such a person is NEVER afraid of the truth. A true patriot is never afraid of the truth, but welcomes it.

I am not a liberal, and I tell you this, do not believe the drivel in the poor reviews of this app here. Don't believe a bunch; of frightened little self-deluding intellectually lazy people saying what they can to prevent you from finding the truth. You will find this app very valuable. Get it.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reality check March 11, 2012
By Dan
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An easy way to check whether politicians are getting their facts correct. Nicely implemented app. Seems to actually live up to the idea of being " fair and balanced" unlike others who claim to be.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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I have found Politifact.com to be a reliable place to find the truth about today's politics. It is not the only one I use because I prefer to verify facts with more than one objective and reliabe source. Other reliable and objective sources, such as Factcheck.org, TruthorFiction.com or Snopes.com, provide links to audio, video or the original documentation to prove what they have found to be true. If some conservative pundit misquotes or subjectively paraphrases our Declaration of Independence, having a link to the Library of Congress digital collection that displays the image of the actual Declaration of Independence is undeniably the real "un-slanted" truth.

I continue to be amazed that, confronted with truth, some of the ealier reviewers of this App insinuate that it is a conspiracy against their beliefs...they don't say it's not the truth, just slanted to the political left. Therefore, from the reviews posted earlier, I propose this hypothesis:

Politifact.com provides the truth
The truthful findings on Politifact.com is greatly slanted to the left
The political left is greatly truthful

When I have challenged such people to provide a source that proves what they believe has been said or taken place, they can only provide the liar that told them the lie. The right wing conservatives seem to have devolved into a new version of the "Know Nothing" political movement of the mid 19th century.

So, use Politifact.com - either this App or their web site - and seek out other objective sources of the truth. It's also very interesting to watch The Daily Show (or go to its web site) to see actual video clips of many politicians and pundits who contradict themselves in order to push their own agenda to the masses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truthiness at its best May 23, 2014
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This is a great argument settler. It does for politics what Guiness does for world records. Try it, you'll like it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting articles May 14, 2014
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I have really enjoyed reading the articles. Great source in addition to Snopes. Not biased and reports the true facts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting September 3, 2013
By Chief
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It's fun to read the post that the brain trust in Washington that think they can say and do anything they want and no one will know.Guess again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting facts August 22, 2013
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I used this during the presidential election and found some surprising facts that were "overlooked" by both sides of the "spin" news. Still it falls victim to pre-existing ideas on subjects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS APP FOR KINDLE FIRES OR THE FIRE PHONE. IT WILL NOT...
This app is shown as compatible with Kindle Fires and Fire Phones. IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE. The app requires Adobe Air, which is not compatible with those devices. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Just Wondering
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
too topical
Published 1 month ago by todd
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF????
Yea, on Kindle HD you have to install air, but then when you try to get it it says it's not compatible. WTF ??????? I'd love to get this app,but make it accessible!
Published 1 month ago by Frogman
1.0 out of 5 stars shame on amazon
This app will not load on kindle fire without Adobe air. Amazon did not state this on app description.shame on you amazon!! You should not sell apps that don't work.
Published 3 months ago by paul gogny
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App
Any app that gets bad reviews from right wingers must be outstanding and Politifact is superb. Right wingers are allergic to facts that do not support wizened world view.
Published 4 months ago by Philip W. Snyder
1.0 out of 5 stars does not work for kindle
Requires Adobe air which does not work with kindle. This item needs to be removed from kindle store to avoid wasted purchases.
Published 5 months ago by Jake
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with the Fire HDX 8.9
I should have read the reviews. For some reason Politifact Mobile won't work without Adobe Air, and my Fire HDX won't run Adobe Air. Amazon, tell me it's not true!
Published 5 months ago by Dan Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars re: why provide it if you can't download it
really disappointing. have a kindle hdx and this won't load because it needs Adobe AIR - which won't load. just made a 99 cent donation and got nothing out of it.
Published 6 months ago by Charles D. Ellison
1.0 out of 5 stars Like it online, but..
I haven't figured out how to run this. Requires Overdrive which some sources say I have on the Kindle Fire and others say I don't. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Needed AIR support, cant get it on Kindle Fire HD
So then why could I buy it from the amazon store? I don't think this should have been offered if I can't also install the adobe AIR support it needs
Published 7 months ago by Charles Campbell
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