Snopes Snuggles Biden: 'True' His Dog Gets an 'Indoguration' Party!

January 9th, 2021 12:58 PM

The incoming extra-plush treatment of Joe Biden by the “independent fact checkers” might be signaled by this Friday fact check at Snopes.com: "Will Biden’s Dog Get an ‘Indoguration’ Party? Major Biden’s former shelter is celebrating the "first dog" with a virtual party." Fact check: True! 

Facebook Fact-Checker Won’t Acknowledge Possible Origins for COVID

TechWatch
January 5th, 2021 11:19 AM

Once again, one of Facebook’s fact-checkers has failed to acknowledge the facts — this time surrounding the origins of COVID-19. Now, even a leftist source has begun to concede that COVID-19 may have originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. Contributor to New York Magazine’s “Intelligencer” Nicholson Baker questioned whether the virus was released either on accident or on purpose.…

Reuters Fact-Checker Has Not Updated Election Misinfo Claim

TechWatch
December 22nd, 2020 11:42 AM

So-called “fact”-checking websites often jump at any chance they get to attempt to prove President Donald Trump wrong. But they aren’t so eager to fact-check themselves.

Reuters fact-checked a Nov. 19 tweet from President Donald Trump but has not corrected, or even addressed, the inaccuracies in its own article.

Facebook Fact-Check Gatekeeper Was Partisan Clinton Supporter: Report

TechWatch
December 15th, 2020 5:10 PM

Facebook has said that its fact-checkers are selected and certified through a so-called “non-partisan” organization. That’s not true. It was recently revealed that a prominent staffer is openly biased and supports former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Facebook Fact-Checker Relied on China, Fails to Update COVID Numbers

TechWatch
December 8th, 2020 10:06 AM

Facebook fact-checker PolitiFact produced eight fact-checks that either used or relied on World Health Organization (WHO) numbers that have proven to be untrue. A new report from CNN shows that communist China was lying about how many of its citizens had contracted COVID-19 and how many deaths resulted from it.

Facebook Fact-Checker Has Not Fact-Checked Its Own COVID Misinfo

TechWatch
December 7th, 2020 2:01 PM

A fact-checking website may not even be able to properly check the facts in its own articles when the facts don’t line up with its narrative. FactCheck.org, which  partners with Facebook to fact-check articles and social media posts, has not corrected a January article that provides incorrect information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in China. 

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PolitiFact's 'Half True': Loeffler's 'For Getting Rid of Health Care'

November 30th, 2020 5:17 PM

Bryan White at the website PolitiFact Bias points out that the "fact checkers" are tilting in favor of both Democrats running for the U.S. Senate in runoffs. We noted PolitiFact cried "PANTS ON FIRE" when Sen. David Perdue dared to call his opponent Jon Ossoff a "socialist," but somehow it's "Half True" for Democrat Raphael Warnock to suggest Sen. Kelly Loeffler is "for getting rid of…

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Snopes Cries 'Mostly False' for Attack on Cuomo's Vaccine 'Bad News'

November 19th, 2020 7:21 AM

On Tuesday, the “fact checkers” at Snopes ardently defended Gov. Andrew Cuomo by attacking an accurate tweet as "Mostly False." The headline was: "Did Gov. Cuomo Say It Was ‘Bad News’ Pfizer Vaccine Progress Came Under Trump?" The correct answer is Yes.

Fact-Check This: Candace Owens Says She's Suing Facebook Fact-Checkers

TechWatch
November 6th, 2020 3:18 PM

New member of the Daily Wire, Candace Owens, announced that she has filed a lawsuit against Facebook fact-checkers Lead Stories and USA Today for censoring American’s free speech. Owens has hinted at the possibility of a lawsuit ever since her opinions began getting fact-checked, which led to her Facebook page being demonetized in August.

NY Times Dismisses GOP Painting 'Moderate Democrats' as 'Radicals'

October 28th, 2020 12:11 PM

With a week to go before Election Day, the New York Times is playing aggressive defense for the Democrats, suggesting any mention of socialism is a dangerous lie while dismissing predictions and rhetoric by President Trump as “lies.” Democrats are being responsible and issue-oriented (and praised even when attacking their party leadership), while the GOP is fear-mongering.

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Column: PolitiFact's Pants-On-Fire Claims of Neutrality

September 4th, 2020 6:46 AM

This is Joe Biden’s five PolitiFact rulings for the month of August: Mostly True, Mostly True, Mostly True, Mostly True, and Mostly True. Now let’s compare that to “Truth-O-Meter” rulings for August for President Trump.  Let’s see: Mostly False, False, False, False, Mostly False, Half True, False, False, False, Mostly False, False, Pants on Fire, False, Pants on Fire, and False. 

GOP Rages at PolitiFact Tagging John James 'Mostly False' But Accurate

September 1st, 2020 10:53 PM

Republicans are pulling out their hair again as PolitiFact uncorked another one of those strange rulings on Monday where they say the facts are "accurate" but it's still "Mostly False." Because they are not "fact checkers" as much as "context checkers," and they don't like Democrats being taken out of context. The Republican in this case is John James of Michigan, running against incumbent…

Media ‘Fact-Checkers’ Are ‘Lying’ About Biden’s Pro-Abortion Stance

Culture
August 27th, 2020 4:51 PM

Even the abortion-worshipping mainstream media isn’t so delusional as to think that the Biden-Harris presidential ticket’s stance on abortion is a good look for your average American voter.

Why No Pinocchios or 'Pants on Fire' Ratings for Biden's Big Speech?

August 24th, 2020 8:36 PM

CNN's Brian Stelter accurately reflected the liberal arrogance that Biden's speech must have been "largely accurate," but there were some obvious red flags in this speech that a truly objective fact watchdog should have evaluated as something less than accurate, and often False.