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The secret slanders of the International Fact-Checking Network

How the International Fact-Checking Network can act so hypocritically mystifies me. This organization espousing high ethics and transparency routinely hides what it does and fibs about stuff. Allow me to describe the example that set me off today. On Oct. 13, 2023, Zebra Fact Check sent a formal complaint about PolitiFact to the International Fact-Checking Network. PolitiFact had dinged Gov….
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Complaint filed with the International Fact-Checking Network about PolitiFact, April 4, 2018

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Back in early 2018 the International Fact-Checking Network had yet to develop a working complaint submission interface. We filed our earliest complaints via email. For this example the first email points out to PolitiFact its inconsistency on spending cuts to future budgets. That March 29, 2018 email (documented at this website here) gets forwarded to the IFCN to serve as…
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Correction request sent to PolitiFact, Oct. 6, 2023

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Zebra Fact Check noted that a PolitiFact fact check created a false narrative around Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, suggesting that DeSantis conflated one statistic with another when speaking about illegal immigration. PolitiFact failed to acknowledge that border apprehensions have a long history as a proxy for illegal border crossings. PolitiFact also failed to acknowledge that border apprehensions do not…
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More fetal pain follies at LogicallyAI (“Logically Facts”)

As detailed in our Aug. 24, 2023 post “Fetal pain follies at Logically AI,” Zebra Fact Check submitted a correction request to “Logically Facts,” the fact-checking arm of LogicallyAI. Though “Logically Facts” promises a response to any complaint within 48 hours, to date Zebra Fact Check has heard nothing back, though we found the fact checker “revised” its fact check…
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Some professional literature allowing the possibility of fetal pain, Jan. 1, 2000 through May 13, 2022

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Zebra Fact Check developed this resource to supplement a critique of an May 13, 2022 fact check from Logically Fact Check. See the search parameters and results (yours may vary from ours despite the search terms matching) here. 2000: Pain and stress in the human fetus 2001: Umbilical cortisol levels as an indicator of the fetal stress response to assisted…
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