We must be wary when we hear ‘the science says…,’ as we too often only take facts on faith if they support the policies of our preferred political party.
Fact checks on the United States’ COVID vaccine timeline expose how outlets like NBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post are willing to attack American aspirations to score political points.
I suppose it’s the prerogative of opinion writers to twist the facts to defend or advance their preferred narratives, but that’s not what fact-checkers are supposed to do.
Over the past several years, dressed up in official-sounding titles, the fact-checkers have allied themselves with some of the most powerful private companies to have ever existed.
Tech outlets like Facebook rely increasingly on third-party fact-checkers to determine what content is allowed on their platforms. Here’s a look at how those fact-checkers do business.
In the latest illustration that Trump Derangement Syndrome has broken legacy media, USA Today accused the Trump campaign of using Nazi imagery for an eagle picture on a T-shirt.
The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship.
The online conspiracy theory about the Parkland kids was ugly, but it wasn’t the most significant lie of the year.
A Women’s March PR flack tried to spin Tablet Magazine’s expose detailing anti-Semitism and shady financial practices within the organization. She failed.
Snopes, Facebook, and others purporting to ‘fact check’ conservative frustrations with California’s new water-restrictions law are the ones misleading about its effects.
The Washington Post asserts Mike Pence selectively claimed ‘that the percentage of truly religious [citizens] in the United States have remained consistent in recent decades…’
To combat ‘fake news,’ Google is manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them. It’s a sham.
Vice President Mike Pence says something that is completely true. The Washington Post factcheckers give him three Pinocchios for his troubles.
The folks at Merriam-Webster today are too busy making the world an angrier, more divided place to be bothered with intellectual honesty.
The media can’t get enough of ‘fact checks.’ But why do they do such a horrible job with them? Here are a few particularly bad examples.
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- Liz Cheney Was A Primary Culprit Of Spreading Fake News On Russian Bounties To Undermine TrumpHouse Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney was persiscontinue reading >