How To Tell If Politicians Are Lying

Their mouths are moving, usually.

Eric Schmidt predicts, that within five years, you will be able to go online and see if the politician is being honest or not.

He predicted that “truth predictor” software would, within five years, “hold politicians to account.” People would be able to use programmes to check seemingly factual statements against historical data to see to see if they were correct. One of my messages to them (politicians) is to think about having every one of your voters online all the time, then inputting ‘is this true or false.’ We (at Google) are not in charge of truth but we might be able to give a probability,” he told the newspaper.

The political blogs are already causing quite a stir, and holding various politicians and media outlets to account for running loose with the truth.

A good thing for democracy. Bring it on.

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