Prominent Author, Filmmaker and Authority on Science in Politics Shawn Otto Joins TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors

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Shawn Otto, organizer of Science Debate, the largest ongoing political initiative in the history of science, will increase the global visibility of TruthMarket’s Platform for Crowd-funding Public Challenges to False Political, Commercial and Science Claims

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TruthMarket seeks to cut through the nonsense and reestablish a standard for truth telling. It couldn’t come a moment too soon for democracy

Today Truth Seal Corp. announced that science advocate, award-winning author and filmmaker Shawn Lawrence Otto has joined the TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors. TruthMarket is an online Marketplace for Truth Telling™. It provides ordinary citizens with a platform to “crowd-fund” and execute grass roots campaigns that publicly expose misrepresentations and false political, commercial and science claims, while highlighting true claims and offering cash rewards to successful campaign creators, sponsors and challengers.

As the co-founder and CEO of Science Debate, Shawn Otto engineered the first ever dialogue on national science policy between endorsed presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. This year he’s organized another online science debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, at ScienceDebate 2012. ScienceDebate is supported by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Council on Competitiveness, and hundreds of other science and public policy organizations.

When asked why he joined the TruthMarket Board of Advisors, Mr. Otto stated that, “in an age of growing science denial, when journalists often set up a false balance between knowledge from science, on the one hand, and the bogus opinion of some denier, on the other, TruthMarket seeks to cut through the nonsense and reestablish a standard for truth telling. It couldn’t come a moment too soon for democracy.”

“We are very enthusiastic about Shawn’s involvement in TruthMarket,” said Rick Hayes-Roth, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Truth Seal Corp. “He is a great addition to our growing cadre of reputable experts committed to challenging manipulative speech, false claims and distorted facts. “Shawn’s popular and provocative books, articles and speeches have attracted a strong following among informed people supportive of truth in public affairs. We look forward to their participation in TruthMarket campaigns.”

“Truth Seal is aggressively recruiting advisors like Shawn who have reputable, action-oriented track records in public affairs,” stated Mark L. Feldman, Ph.D., Board Member and investor. “Advisors known for their high integrity and ability to influence public dialogue are important to TruthMarket’s mission to increase truth and trust throughout the information space.” Feldman adds that “more announcements of public figures joining the TruthMarket Board of Advisors can be expected in coming weeks. “

About Shawn Lawrence Otto

Shawn Lawrence Otto is a science advocate and humanitarian who works for smarter politics on a global scale. He organized a national science debate between Barack Obama and John McCain that was the largest political initiative in the history of science, which has been emulated in other nations and this year has been repeated between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. He is a regular speaker at science events. His book FOOL ME TWICE: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, was published in 2011, and won the 2012 Minnesota Book Award. Otto is also the writer and co-producer of the Oscar-nominated film HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG. Otto is recipient of the IEEE-USA National Distinguished Public Service Award. He delivered the keynote at the 45th annual Nobel Conference, on "Democracy in the Age of Science." and has spoken at the United States National Academies, the New York Academy of Sciences, and other venues. He has also spoken about science and politics on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" and on television and radio throughout the world.

About TruthMarket

TruthMarket is a division of Truth Seal, a California Corporation. TruthMarket is designed to be popular online platform that enables everyone to campaign for truth in public dialogue. The primary objective is to increase truth and trust throughout the public information space – online and offline – by publicly exposing false claims and highlighting true claims. TruthMarket’s ultimate goal is to predispose all public dialogue toward truth telling.

Marketplace for Truth Telling, TruthMarket and TruthSeal are trademarks of Truth Seal Corp.

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