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WeCheck launch

6 Sep, 2012

Wechecklogosq_215WeCheck launches officially just after Barack Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention. At this point the site is made up of speeches that are tagged with “WeCheck” tags, which highlight claims, logical fallacies and inconsistencies in the text. The site runs on MediaWiki software, the same software that Wikipedia uses.

As the election gets nearer the site focuses more on providing a neutral playing field where people of all political persuasions can come together to fact check politicians and pundits — a kind of Wikipedia for fact checks.

The site also includes a Fact Check Watch section which highlights the bias of “fact-checking” sites such as Politifact and The Washington Post fact checkers.