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'Super Size Me's' Morgan Spurlock Calls Bulls#!t on GOP Presidential Candidates Debate

Gov. Chris Christie claims Social Security will be insolvent in seven years. True?

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Morgan Spurlock invites you to “Call Bulls#!t” on the Republican presidential candidates debate.

The documentary filmmaker best known for his Academy Award-nominated movie “Super Size Me” has turned his lens on the 2016 presidential race, creating an interactive video that allows viewers to fact-check debate claims made by Republican hopefuls Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina.

Spurlock, working with the interactive video company Interlude, selected some of the most provocative statements made over the course of the two-hour CNBC debate for viewers to watch again and fact-check. Think Christie’s claim that Social Security will be insolvent in seven years is bogus? Click on an interactive button depicting a steaming pile of poop to see if you’re right.

Call Bulls#!t

If the claim is an exaggerated one, “Call Bulls#!t” provides a news clip or infographic that shows accurate information. Think of it as a more playful version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact’s “Truth-o-Meter,” whose journalists regularly fact-check political claims.

Spurlock is using game play to help voters engage in politics and big policy issues. He hopes to use this approach with other debates and forums.

“Call Bulls#!t” is one of a growing number of attempts to make politics more accessible and engaging by providing information in non-traditional ways, including using apps to help voters identify candidates and ballot measures that are aligned with their views.

Here’s the video:

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