Tag Archive: International Fact-Checking Network

The International Fact-Checking Network jumps the shark

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As detailed in our March 14, 2024 post, Zebra Fact Check has reached out a number of times to the International Fact-Checking Network and the Poynter Institute seeking corrections of its multiple false reports that this author “resolved” unresolved complaints about IFCN signatories. As that post relates, we journeyed to the Poynter Institute in person to seek those corrections when…
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A reply, of sorts, from the International Fact-Checking Network, March 20, 2024

Our trip to the Poynter Institute, followed by an email to the person I met at Poynter carrying a forwarded email from Aug. 9, 2023, ended up bearing some fruit. This page documents our email outreach thanking Alex Mahadevan for greeting us a Poynter, IFCN Director Angie Drobnic Holan’s reply, my reply to Holan and company and Poynter president Neil…
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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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Is Donald Trump the least accurate politician PolitiFact has ever covered?

Popular mainstream fact checker PolitiFact published an article on Nov. 14, 2022 flatly proclaiming Donald Trump counts as the least accurate politician it has ever covered. The claim creates a problem for PolitiFact, for an objective proof of “least accurate” presents an exceptionally tall order. If PolitFact lacks that proof then its article ends up expressing a derogatory opinion about…
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Complaint about PolitiFact submitted to the International Fact-Checking Network, Nov. 28, 2022

complaint to the international fact-checking network about PolitiFact

When PolitiFact failed to respond to our correction/revision request by clarifying, correcting or revising its supposedly unbiased yet apparently unsupported claim that Donald Trump counts as the least accurate politician it has ever covered, Zebra Fact Check submitted a formal complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network.