Email outreach regarding IFCN error reporting on Pew Research findings

In July 2019, Zebra Fact Check discovered an error in the International Fact-Checking Network’s coverage of a Pew Research survey.

The IFCN-published story falsely said “Almost half of Americans believe that fact checkers are biased, and the majority of those skeptics are Republican.”

Pew Research data apparently do not support the latter proposition.

Zebra Fact Check received no reply to its outreach and the error remains without correction.

Of note, the story was updated with a clarification of a secondary error we pointed out (using “exactly half” in reference to survey results regardless of the margin of error).

The clarification does not appear to follow Poynter.org’s policy on corrections:

We will specify how we were made aware of the error and when we updated the story.

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