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Correction request sent to PolitiFact, May 5, 2022

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The first of two correction requests Zebra Fact Check sent to PolitiFact on this date concerned PolitiFact’s fact check of a movie trailer. In its criticism of the “2000 Mules” trailer, PolitiFact included a subheading that falsely described both the trailer and PolitiFact’s evaluation of the trailer. PolitiFact changed the offending line not long after we sent the correction request….
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Seeking clarification or correction from Kaiser Family Foundation

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A research tangent from an apparent PolitiFact error led Zebra Fact Check to a Kaiser Family Foundation page claiming U.S. law does not permit abortion up until the moment of birth. KFF offered no information to substantiate its claim. So we filled out and submitted a form asking either for the backing information or else a correction. That was on…
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Another correction request submitted to PolitiFact on April 11, 2022

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A PolitiFact fact check published April 5, 2022 resulted in justified pushback on social media. Zebra Fact Check summarized the objections in the form of a correction request, submitted on April 11, 2022. On April 12, 2022 we followed up our first email with one correcting a mistake in our correction request. We will update this item if and when…
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Correction request submitted to PolitiFact, April 11, 2022 (Updated)

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A PolitiFact fact check from April 8, 2022 made an ambiguous and misleading claim comparing costs of insulin in the United States to elsewhere. Accordingly, we asked PolitiFact for a correction. We will update this post when and if we note PolitiFact has either corrected the item or otherwise responded to the complaint. Update/Correction note: We changed the background description…
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Correction request sent to PolitiFact, Feb. 8, 2022

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PolitiFact’s Jan. 28, 2022 fact check of a claim by Fox News’ Sean Hannity mistakenly rated his claim as though it used an “or” conditional instead of an “and” conditional. The resulting conclusion (“False”) flew in the face of logic. We noticed a fair amount of pushback against PolitiFact’s conclusion on Twitter, but after PolitiFact spent days making no move…
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network about PolitiFact, Jan. 21, 2022

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On Jan. 21, 2022, after PolitiFact declined to act in response to our Jan. 14, 2022 correction request, we sent this formal complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network, noting on the complaint form that PolitiFact’s inaction breached its pledge to “scrupulously” adhere to an open and honest policy on corrections. Updated a few minutes after publication to add the date…
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