FaceTheFacts: App provides information about Bundestag candidates via election poster scan

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The FacetheFacts app is primarily intended to help non-voters to quickly get an overview of the politicians standing for election and to facilitate access to election-specific topics. To get the information they want, all the user has to do is open the app and point the smartphone’s camera at the election poster.

The application is fed with data, among other things from the candidate-check of parliament watch, the Bundestag and Wikidata. The data is only compiled and not edited. The voting aid app is not for profit and is available for iOS and Android.

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According to the initiators, the app is intended to help young voters in particular. The information hub was developed by students at the CODE University of Applied Science in Berlin. For the future, other topics are planned, such as the controversies of the candidates and a newsfeed, which will also display information from parliamentwatch.de independently of the election events. The source code of FaceTheFacts is under GPLv3 on Github freely available.

The partners of FaceTheFacts include the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Prototype Fund, which also supports non-profit projects, parliamentwatch.de, and the UNLOCK Accelerator listed.


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