Thursday, October 17, 2019

The left is happy to lie its way into power.

Snopes Butchers Fact Check Of Viral Smear Of Chick-Fil-A

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Fact-checking website Snopes butchered its fact check of a viral but false tweet linking Chick-fil-A to anti-gay legislation in Uganda.
A Ugandan official announced plans on Oct. 10 to reintroduce a bill providing the death penalty for homosexuality, though a spokesperson for the Ugandan president has since said that there “are no plans by the government to introduce a law like that.”
A false tweet blaming Chick-fil-A for the possible legislation quickly went viral, receiving more than 57,000 thousand retweets and 118,000 thousand likes on Twitter.
“Today Uganda announced a bill to legalize murdering gay people. National Christian Organization paid a preacher to go to Uganda and help their lawmakers with the bill. Chick-fil-a funds National Christian Org,” the Oct. 12 tweet said, adding: “If you eat at Chick-fil-a, this is what your money goes to.”
In ensuing tweets, the Twitter user posted links to two outdated articles, neither of which proved the tweet’s claims.
The first link, a Business Insider article from 2012, noted that the WinShape Foundation, a nonprofit funded by Chick-fil-A and its owners, donated to the National Christian Foundation (NCF) in 2010. The NCF is one of the country’s largest Christian nonprofits and provides funding to thousands of Christian charities and churches, including some that operate in Uganda.

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