Tag Archive: correction requests

Correction request submitted to PolitiFact, Sept. 15, 2022

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Upon noticing an apparent error in a PolitiFact newsletter sent Sept. 15, 2022, Zebra Fact Check sent a correction/clarification request to PolitiFact that same day. PolitiFact responded (unusual in our experience) the same day. PolitiFact Audience Director Josie Hollingsworth affirmed the presence of the error and committed to issuing a correction in the next edition of the newsletter. Note: We…
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Clarification request sent to The Healthy Indian Project on July 23, 2022, with response

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On July 23, 2022 Zebra Fact Check sent a clarification request to International Fact-Checking Network verified signatory The Healthy Indian Project asking it to resolve an equivocation problem in an abortion fact check. We were pleased to receive a response from THIP’s founder and CEO Sudipta Sengupta on July 24, 2022. Zebra Fact Check sent its reply to the THIP…
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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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Another correction request submitted to PolitiFact on April 11, 2022

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A PolitiFact fact check published April 5, 2022 resulted in justified pushback on social media. Zebra Fact Check summarized the objections in the form of a correction request, submitted on April 11, 2022. On April 12, 2022 we followed up our first email with one correcting a mistake in our correction request. We will update this item if and when…
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Correction request submitted to PolitiFact, April 11, 2022 (Updated)

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A PolitiFact fact check from April 8, 2022 made an ambiguous and misleading claim comparing costs of insulin in the United States to elsewhere. Accordingly, we asked PolitiFact for a correction. We will update this post when and if we note PolitiFact has either corrected the item or otherwise responded to the complaint. Update/Correction note: We changed the background description…
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