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Email outreach to PolitiFact’s Jon Greenberg, July 28, 2019

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On July 24, 2019 PolitiFact published a fact check of Republican John Ratcliffe’s claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not follow the special counsel regulations. The PolitiFact fact check, by Jon Greenberg, said PolitiFact found no legal scholar who agreed with Ratcliffe. Before reading Greenberg’s fact check, we were aware that respected author and former federal prosecutor Andrew C….
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding PolitiFact, June 20, 2019 (Updated x2)

complaint to the international fact-checking network about PolitiFact

On June 20, 2019 Zebra Fact Check sent a complaint about PolitiFact to the International Fact-Checking Network about PolitiFact’s failure to fix an obvious error in a PolitiFact Oregon fact check concerning Social Security. Zebra Fact Check used the example as a failure of PolitiFact’s commitment to an open and honest corrections policy. The text of the complaint follows in…
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding PolitiFact, June 13, 2019

complaint to the international fact-checking network about PolitiFact

One June 13, 2019, Zebra Fact Check submitted a complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network noting PolitiFact made no changes to a false statement on its website after Zebra Fact Check pointed out the problem about a week earlier. The complaint counted PolitiFact’s inaction as a failure to adhere to an open and honest corrections policy. Update Oct. 9, 2019:…
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding PolitiFact, June 5, 2019

complaint to the international fact-checking network about PolitiFact

On June 5, 2019 Zebra Fact Check submitted to the International Fact-Checking Network a complaint about PolitiFact regarding its failure to apply a “Truth-O-Meter” rating to a claim from actor Alyssa Milano. Milano said a bill passed in the state of Georgia would allow the prosecution of women seeking abortions. PolitiFact found the bill did not say that but did…
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Email Outreach to PolitiFact, May 27, 2019

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On May 24, 2019 PolitiFact published an item surrounding actor Alyssa Milano’s claim a Georgia law would subject women to prosecution. The article found the law did not say what Milano claimed. But the PolitiFact article did not take the step of applying a “Truth-O-Meter” rating. We reached out to PolitiFact to encourage adherence to a consistent standard. The text…
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