Screengrab from Verrit.com

In September, Hillary Clinton endorsed new website Verrit as the “media platform for the 65.8 million” who supported her 2016 campaign. Co-launched by Clintonworld hanger-on and Loud Twitter Man Peter Daou, Verrit marketed itself as a “sanctuary in a chaotic media environment,” showcasing its supposed dedication to facts with numerically coded cards sharing random statistics and inspirational quotes. It was soft-edged Democratic propaganda dressed up as nonpartisan truth-telling, and it was incredibly dumb.

Just five months later, those 65.8 million people now find themselves without their chosen sanctuary. If you look at Verrit.com today, you will find a static page with sad news for us all: “Reboots Summer 2018.” Links to article pages similarly bring up this away message.

There was no going-away tweet or Facebook post announcing this tragic hiatus. Daou, a manic tweeter, curiously didn’t post anything about the break. Nor did he immediately respond to a request for comment sent through his personal site. A note to Verrit’s contact page this afternoon has also gone unanswered. I’ll update this post if any of that changes.

As Daou tweeted in early September, Verrit had big ambitions: “Daily, rigorously-verified info and analysis. Weekly Daou podcast this fall. Premium version and VerritTV on YouTube in 2018.” Exactly none of that happened. RIP “Weekly Daou podcast.”

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Will Verrit’s reboot be the platform’s big jump into the multimedia #Resistance content market? Could it be undergoing the dreaded pivot to video so many media companies have made amid a tough digital economy? Is this a blockchain play? Time will tell. A better question: How am I supposed to verify all my Verrit authentication codes in the meantime?

Update, 5:13 p.m.: Representatives for Verrit still haven’t responded to my request for comment. They did, however, block me on Twitter.