FactStream helps you find the truth in American politics by bringing together the work of the three largest U.S. fact-checking organizations – the Washington Post, PolitiFact and During major events such as speeches and debates, you can follow along as our partners fact-check in real time.

Key Features:

See a daily stream of the latest fact-checks as they’re published.
Receive notifications of the latest fact-checks on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Choose to get notifications of just the “worst” ratings such as “4 Pinocchios” or “Pants on Fire.”
Search the latest fact-checks by name, subject or keyword.
Follow live fact-checking during major political events such as political debates and major speeches.

FactStream was developed as part of the Tech & Check Cooperative, a project of the Duke University Reporters’ Lab, which uses automation to help fact-checkers do their work and broaden the audience for this important journalism. Learn more at

What’s New

Version 2.2.6

In preparation for upcoming political events, we’ve cleaned up a few (more) bugs to deliver a smoother experience for live fact-checking. Additionally, you can now opt to be notified as our partners provide fact-checks during political speeches and debates, even if you’re not in the app at the time.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
646 Ratings
646 Ratings
JudefromMaine ,

Wonderful App — Gives the truth about the news

I’m so glad that I found this App. It gives info from so many sources and keeps me informed of the truth about what the media is providing. I’d give this 10 stars if I could. Many thanks to the people who created this to help us sort out fact from fiction/disinformation!

Techie009 ,

Truth finding App

Before I post anything political, I fact check it first. This app has made it so simple to sort truth from lies, without having to search multiple sites. I love that the reputable fact checking organizations that I use, are conveniently accessible through this app.

Neptue ,

Nice try, but failed during the SOTU

This app looked promising. However, despite offering live fact checking during the 2019 State of the Union speech, the app streamed two checks in the first few minutes and nothing more.

Maybe this app was too new, and not adequately debugged in advance of the speech.

For the time being I have removed this app from my iPad, and will use Twitter, Google, and major news sources to check claims of interest to me.


Christopher Guess
58.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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