In February, PolitiFact received a grant from the Knight Foundation’s Knight Prototype Fund to help develop a Chrome plug-in that will make it easier for people to request fact-checks.
Currently, we get dozens of requests every day through our main email account, [email protected], as well as through Twitter and Facebook. But we want to create a simple tool that allows any user to instantly request a fact-check by highlighting a piece of text on the Internet.
Then, when the fact-check is done, the plug-in will alert readers that the fact-check is finished.
We’re working with a student-researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara and hope to develop something that can be used by fact-checkers all over the globe.
But we want to do it right.
So we created a simple nine-question survey to help get us started. We want to hear your thoughts, and if there’s more you want to say, email us with the subject line "Plug-in" to [email protected].
Take the survey by clicking here.
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