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Is abortion ever medically necessary? Second-guessing AP Fact Check

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When AP Fact Check looked at the question of whether abortion ever counts as medically necessary, we found its reasoning of a kind with the Health Feedback/Science Feedback fact check we panned back in 2019. Both fact checks equivocated on the key term “abortion,” and AP Fact Check went further by failing to identify key sources. The Equivocation Game In…
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Attempted correction request to AFP Fact Check

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AFP Fact Check used the same equivocal argument other fact-checking organizations have used in answering whether abortion is ever medically necessary. The fact-checking organization under Agence France-Presse uses a form interface instead of email submission of correction requests. After submission, we received confirmation of submission and a message that the email was not sent. We’re not sure what that means…
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Transparency plea sent to the International Fact-Checking Network, July 8, 2022

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When PolitiFact happened to vindicate our complaint about the International Fact-Checking Network’s evaluation of a challenged Health Feedback (Science Feedback) fact check, Zebra Fact Check sent an email to the IFCN pleading for improved transparency and movement toward reform. Update Aug. 2, 2022: Supplied a missing apostrophe. Also note that we received an automated reply from Poynter’s Neal Brown (to…
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Email to the International Fact-Checking Network about its review of Science Feedback’s 2019 fact check of Lila Rose, Oct. 1, 2019

Before Zebra Fact Check submitted its lone 2019 complaint about Science Feedback to the International Fact-Checking Network, we sent an email to the IFCN suggesting that its review of the fact check, intended to settle a dispute between Young America’s Foundation and Science Feedback, incorrectly judged the fact check solid aside from the involvement of biased doctors.

Correction/clarification request send to PolitiFact, July 5, 2022

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Zebra Fact Check requested correction or clarification regarding a claim of fact PolitiFact included in its March 22, 2022 article titled “‘Don’t say gay’ vs. ‘parental rights’: Fact-checking claims about Florida’s HB 1557.” Sometimes PolitiFact answers email with a standardized response. In this instance we did not receive any response. We sent a second version of the correction/clarification request minus…
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