Zebra Fact Check submitted a formal complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network on Nov. 23, 2020. The complaint noted two examples of PolitiFact skirting the IFCN’s requirement for open and honest corrections.
Tag Archive: IFCN Complaints
FactCheck.org and PolitiFact committed an error in common in fact-checking President Biden’s inaugural address. Both made statements representing the total U.S. death toll from World War II using statistics for U.S. military deaths and omitting all mention of civilian war dead. Both fact-checking organizations failed to address the error or acknowledge the complaint within a week’s time, leading to the…
Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network about the Washington Post Fact Checker, June 29, 2020
After warning the Washington Post about misinformation in its analysis of the allegation of antifa violence at Black Lives Matter protests and seeing no attempt to correct that misinformation, Zebra Fact Check sent a formal complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network.
On June 17, 2020 Zebra Fact Check submitted a formal complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network about PolitiFact. The complaint noted that two PolitiFact stories published in 2015 dealing with intraracial crime omitted mention of the high rate of black intraracial murder. The complaint alleged that PolitiFact’s failure transgressed an IFCN principle calling for fairness. The complaint noted that PolitiFact…
When we could not see any attempt from PolitiFact to fix a fact check containing three instances of statements taken out of context, we submitted the case to the International Fact-Checking Network as an example of PolitiFact failing to uphold its commitment to fact check fairly.