Auto Trump fact-checks – Alternative to Twitter Censorship

Washington Post automatically inserts Trump fact-checks into Twitter by Sam Machkovech.

From the post:

In an apparent first for any American news outlet, the Washington Post released a Chrome plug-in on Friday designed to fact-check posts from a single Twitter account. Can you guess which one?

The new “RealDonaldContext” plug-in for the Google Chrome browser, released by WaPo reporter Philip Bump, adds fact-check summaries to selected posts by President-elect Donald Trump. Users will need to click a post in The Donald’s Twitter feed to see any fact-check information from the Washington Post, which appears as a gray text box beneath the tweet.

I differ with the Washington Post on its slavish reporting of unsubstantiated claims of the US intelligence community, but high marks for the “RealDonaldContext” plug-in for the Google Chrome browser!

What a great alternative to censoring “fake news” on Twitter! Fact check it!

Pointers to source code for similar plug-ins?

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