Tag Archive: Science Feedback

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 request submitted to Science Feedback, Sept. 30, 2019

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On Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Zebra Fact Check submitted a communication to Science Feedback regarding its fact check of comments by pro-life activist Lila Rose. See our commentary article on the problems with that fact check here. The text of the comment follows in our standard post format, followed by a screen capture version take after the Science Feedback website…
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How Science Feedback flunked Fact-Checking 101

Note: See statement of transparency following the article. Science Feedback’s fact check of a pro-life video used poor methods and the IFCN’s review missed it An August 30, 2019 Science Feedback fact check (updated Sept. 3, 2019) ruled “Inaccurate” pro-life advocate Lila Rose’s claim “Abortion is not medically necessary.” Science Feedback’s status as a Facebook fact-checking partner, made possible through…
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