October 24, 2023

Editor’s note, Nov. 28, 2023PolitiFact published an editor’s note about its review of the original story and an updated version with additional context.

Editor’s note, Nov. 14, 2023A few weeks after we published this Oct. 20 story (Headline: Israel-Hamas war: How politicians, media outlets amplified uncorroborated report of beheaded babies), we learned that we neglected some available information that would have shaped our reporting differently. We are reviewing the additional information and plan to publish a new story about the reports of beheaded babies after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Rather than leave the original version online, we have archived it in English and Spanish as we complete the review. PolitiFact goes to great lengths to provide accurate and comprehensive reports. When we fall short of our standard, we want to clarify the record thoroughly and transparently.

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Sara Swann is a staff writer for PolitiFact. Previously, she was a reporter for The Fulcrum, covering democracy reform issues. She's also reported for Delmarva…
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