What is a Fair Fact Checker?

Let’s face it. Some sources lean to the right. Others lean to the left. That’s why we need the CounterChecker app. Efforts to be non-partisan are noble, but our biases always seem to come out of the closet before long. Are professional fact-checkers exceptions? Currently, the most prominent American fact checking organization is Politifact. Owned … Read more


The CounterChecker will target content found on the following web sites. Initial priority will be American  partisan political issues. We will engage with the following sources in the first iteration of the app as we begin operations. AFP – Based in France but covers American and global politics in English. Includes four journalists based in … Read more

Core Teams

The core CounterChecker app team is being formed. That means interviews and conversations are taking place, team will be determined soon and business plan and budget will follow accordingly. Third party developers, hold your horses.  You are ahead of yourselves. We will have a Chief Technology Officer and that person will choose the best path … Read more

Independent or Not?

I am not going to make a judgement about whether this report from the conservative Australian news outlet, Sky News, is true or not. It is a counter perspective. As I see it, it is my job to create a system for questions like this to be worked out. It does, however, highlight, what the CounterChecker app is targeting.

You see, if you believe that the Independent fact checkers at Facebook are fair and unbiased, then you might not see the need for the CounterChecker app. Or, perhaps you believe that the Facebook fact checkers are too conservative. They are, indeed, quite biased in your view – to the right. There have been many fact checks you’ve read that missed many points you believed were true. You, very much, would have found the CounterChecker app to be useful.

I’ve seen complaints from both sides. I would expect interest from both sides. And there are more than two sides. I am putting together the team that will develop this app. It will turn fact checking into a multi-sided dialog, rather than some supposedly independent fact checker. Anyone who has any contentions about anything written will have the opportunity to counter that report with facts on a point by point, word by word basis. As such, the CounterChecker app will deserve a greater sense of authority than any independent fact checking source.  It will become the definitive fact checking source.

Do you like this idea? Then maybe you could help. Contact James Carvin to join the team.