A new pro-Hillary Clinton “media platform” called Verrit launched by a former advisor of hers hilariously fails.
This joke of a website calls themselves a “sanctuary for Hillary voters.”
Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
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The site is so bad even liberal peers Politico and Wapo are blasting it as a joke.
Their CEO, Peter Daou is so delusional he once demanded the media apologize for what he claims was their bias against Hillary.
Verrit’s founder has given himself away.
The site didn’t make much sense in the first place. Hillary Clinton crusader Peter Daou advertised Verrit, which the former Democratic nominee endorsed Sunday night, as a “media platform” designed for the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Clinton in November. Verrit is supposed to “collect and contextualize noteworthy quotes, stats, and facts for politically engaged citizens.” In practice, it slaps informational tidbits onto shareable images with seven-digit codes that allow users to … verify that the images come from Verrit.
This isn’t especially useful to anyone. The only thing Verrit is capable of debunking is parodies of Verrit. False statistics from elsewhere don’t come with codes that users can check against the site’s database. Neither, of course, do real ones. Verrit’s collection is finite — filled only with carefully curated cards that confirm Clinton voters’ views. It serves no purpose except to spare those voters the need to confront beliefs that conflict with their own.
Extraordinarily enough, Daou admitted as much on Wednesday. The site’s authentication feature, billed as an asset for the fight against fake news, was really little more than a promotional ploy.
“In the frenzy after Hillary endorsed @verrit,” he wrote, “thousands of fake verrits began appearing. Free dissemination of our logo … Every @Verrit attack, hack, troll, and basher gets us ten times the sign-ups, social follows, emails, comments, etc. THANK YOU!!”
All Verrit is, at its core, is what Daou has called a “sanctuary.” Daou has built a bubble for people who were already basically living in one. His is just harder to pop. Of course, a partisan platform that openly declares itself a shill for a particular politician and sticks to stringent fact-checking standards is better than one that spews falsehoods while feigning objectivity.