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Washington Post shuts down president’s fact-checking database

Washington Post shuts down president’s fact-checking database

The Washington Post has shut down the presidential fact-checking database 100 days into President Joe Biden’s term. Glenn Kessler, the head of WaPo’s Fact Checker, tweeted that the team would continue to fact-check Biden ’rigorously’ but would no longer maintain the database started under former President Donald Trump. WaPo maintained the database during Trump’s entire term in office.

Silver 2 weeks

They should be consistent but have instead shown themselves to be partisan and unfair. Shame because this would have been a great record for them to maintain impartiality going forward for all future presidents.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 2 weeks

They did their job and managed to convince a bunch of not very intelligent people that Donald Trump was telling lies at an extreme rate by “fact checking” figures of speech, jokes, and correct statements that they deemed “lies”

E N..
E N.. 2 weeks

Be a waste of effort. I'm sure biden will have to be corrected sometimes but he's too boring to need dedicated checkers. Trump just set a very high standard in that one area.

Andreas 2 weeks

They did a good job. The only thing you can do against constant liars is to make it visible. Today Trump is only doing harm to his blind followers. A con man who will not and can not stop lying and cheating. He is obese and old and hopefully the world doesn't need to suffer that long.

VI Trotsky
VI Trotsky 2 weeks

I wonder why right wingers are mad. I thought this fact checking didn’t do anything right? If they weren’t doing things correctly for trump why do you want the same for Biden? Now I think it is curious they will track trumps lies and report on them but not Biden’s. Biden might not lie as much as Trump but he’s still a right winger that has to calm the working class while exploiting them for the rich. So lies will continue to be told.

Louis 2 weeks

Biden doesn't often need to lie. The status quo from either party is just not tell the public 90% of what they intend to do. Most of what the government does is objectionable to a significant percentage of the population, the best thing to say is nothing at all.

Rocky 2 weeks

Propaganda organizations gonna prop. They know where their bread is buttered. Can you imagine thinking that their "fact-checking" of Trump was in good faith.🤦🏽‍♂️ Some seriously smooth brains out there.

peeweeherman 2 weeks

Guess they realized that Biden was telling too many lies and couldn't keep up the site to have record of it all

noonespecific 2 weeks

I understand this move. It's hard to fact check Biden when he can't produce a coherent statement.

John 2 weeks

Of course they did. Every single person there voted for Biden. Do you honestly think they're going to want to cover and report on his disaster of an administration.

Taylor 2 weeks

I don’t particularly agree with this decision due to the issue of consistency. Yes, President Trump had an enormous amount of lies, and they absolutely needed to be tracked and called out. However, I personally think every president needs to be tracked in this way. Especially in today’s polarized and “post-truth” atmosphere, knowing the facts behind statements is more important than ever. I won’t try to guess their motivations, but I do wish they would have kept the database to help maintain accountability

Jack 2 weeks

That is a shame. I'll grant, the number for lies and crazy accusations have significantly decreased, but when any politician lies there should be a record and a way to sift through the content effectively. A DB is the perfect tool for this and I'm not sure why someone would decide it's anlack luster venture to continue to do, even with less to add regularly.

Randall 2 weeks

When a right-wing politician is in office the left-wing should be watching and when a left-wing politician is in office the right-wing should be watching. Unless anyone can figure out a way to get an unbiased organization to do the job.

Mark East
Mark East 2 weeks

This Besos owned media company has been shown to spew neoliberal propaganda

Arthur 2 weeks

Well They do support ole pervy joe!

James Wall
James Wall 2 weeks

I mean if anything it shows 1 thing: People are too lazy to do recherche. Best way to fact check is to do it yourself.

Joe 2 weeks

Because the accomplished thier propaganda mission.

Samuel 2 weeks

I mean i get it, Donald Trumo needed to be constantly fact-checked the dude cared about no truth but the one his orange head came up with

Arthur 2 weeks

Media lapdogs!

Auster Maeson
Auster Maeson 2 weeks

Yeah, we wouldn’t want to fact check Biden as much. We’re on the same team

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