Obama campaign launches website to fight misinformation

The Obama campaign is launching a new website to handle misinformation against President Obama.

In an email, Obama's reelection campaign manager, Jim Messina, announced the formation of AttackWatch.com.

"Forming the first line of defense against a barrage of misinformation won't be easy," Messina wrote in a fundraising email to campaign supporters. "Our success will depend on a team of researchers and writers to stay on the lookout for false claims about the President and his record, bring you the facts, and hold our opposition accountable."

As an example, Messina mentioned a claim by presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that Obama was president when the Troubled Asset Relief Program was passed into law.

Messina said the site will be running from now through November 2012.

"So if you're worried about the negativity we're seeing from the other side — and you should be — this is your chance to help spread the truth," Messina added in the email. "From now through November 2012, AttackWatch.com will provide a home for accurate information, a forum for you to report attacks and tools to fight back, and a news feed to track the latest events as they happen."

The Obama administration has had to deal with aggressive attacks throughout his time in office. Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate earlier this year after polls showed an increasing number of Americans did not know whether Obama was born in the U.S.

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