September 26, 2017
FractCheck.com will fact check major claims about fracking
Egregiously false claims will be branded as such; accurate claims will be acknowledged as “Fracts”
FrackFeed has launched a new initiative that will keep fractivists’ false claims in check, and serve as a helpful resource for individuals looking for facts on hydraulic fracturing.
The new interactive website, www.FractCheck.com, includes quizzes and other informational content about fracking. But the featured element will be a new fact-checking system that rates the validity of popular claims about fracking. Claims will receive one of four possible ratings, based upon how true or false they are determined to be. Through a form on the website, users can also submit claims to be Fract Checked.
“For too long, fractivists and their friends in Hollywood have been able to make wild, unsupported claims about fracking with relative impunity. FractCheck is going to change that,” said Steve Everley, spokesman for Texans for Natural Gas. “Celebrities may be rich and famous, but no amount of money can excuse their deliberate falsehoods about fracking.”
Each claim rated at www.FractCheck.com will have its own unique URL, giving users the ability to easily share individual Fract Checks on social media. Statements already rated include those from actor Mark Ruffalo, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), and President Donald Trump.
“People need to tell the truth about fracking, and FractCheck will be holding folks accountable – irrespective of political party,” Everley added.
FrackFeed is a program of Texans for Natural Gas, a pro-energy grassroots group with more than 270,000 members. For more information, please visit www.FrackFeed.com and www.TexansforNaturalGas.com