What Is Verrit, the Media Platform That Hillary Clinton Endorsed?

Last night, Hillary Clinton endorsed a new media platform called Verrit, something a lot of people hadn’t really heard of until she did so.

First off, the 65.8 million is a reference to how many votes Clinton received in the 2016 election.

The Verrit Twitter account describes the site as “media for the 65.8 million” as well.

Verrit was set up by Peter and Leela Daou. Peter Daou is a former Clinton adviser who has been incredibly vocal on Twitter since the election. After Clinton’s endorsement, Daou explained what Verrit is and who its audience is, saying that “Hillary Clinton’s voters… are unrepresented in the media”:

As the Verrit website explains, “Verrit collects and contextualizes noteworthy facts, stats, and quotes for politically engaged citizens. Each ‘verrit’ is a verified item of information marked with a 7-digit identification code.”

But as of this posting, the website is down. Daou said it was a DDoS attack:

Here are some examples of individual “verrits” that have been tweeted out in the past few months:

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