Editor’s note: This post was scheduled to publish at 8:01 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2019. A malfunction kept the post from publishing. Working to address the problem resulted in it publishing at 11:05 a.m. but with the 8:01 a.m. time stamp. We then immediately added this note and corrected the time stamp.
On Oct. 21, 2019 Zebra Fact Check sent a correction request to Lead Stories via editor Maarten Schenk. Lead Stories lists Schenk as the contact for correction requests.
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