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    Hi Chet Long, I created a new story for the sanders’ fact checking report, the previous one was created as a ” post” by mistake, I’ve copied all the content to the new story and mentioned you!

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      No worries. Thanks for all the work!

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    Hi Chet, great work on adding and updating the fact checking reports, I’m curious if you are on WT-Slack? would be great to see you there so of the issues related to the fact checking project are discussed there.

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      Hey Mohamed; thank you! I don’t believe I am, what is that and how do I access it?

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        I will talk to fiona to try to add you : )

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    Just checking is there a reason why the Fact Checks 3 and 6 were removed in your latest edit of “Fact Check: Bernie Sanders during #CEOsvsWorkers”? I didn’t see any notes for why those sections were deleted.

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      Is this still an issue? Nothing should have been deleted. You two did a fantastic job for Claim 4 by the way.

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        Thanks, Charles. Apparently it was, I think I likely saved the combination in the wrong tab… but could have been another server glitch (I’ve had at least one edit conflict on that article where Spike’s work disappeared without reason).

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      Thought I fixed it… should be showing now. It was an error between edit conflicts; entirely not intentional just so you’re aware.

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      Hold up, apparently it happened again. In this revision (https://www.wikitribune.com/diff/?leftRevisionID=80914&rightRevisionID=80939) … I have no idea why though. Perhaps I saved the combined edit for 4 in the wrong window?

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        I’ll fix it straightaway.

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      Ok, should be fixed now.

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        Hi Chet- Just saw your response. Everything seems to be good now. Someone needs to merge the two versions when there are conflicting edits. Thanks again.

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          Charles, I had attempted to (similar system exists on Wikipedia)… Which is what confused me. But, regardless it looks nice published! Thanks Spike and Charles for your work!

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            Thanks Chet and Charles. Looks great, the editor is a bit confusing at times though. Glad I could help contribute.

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    Hi Chet, great work on the plastic straws story so far. Just checking in as Harry is out of the office for the next two weeks, so I wanted to make sure you’re getting the help you need on the story.

    Are you still tinkering with the copy? And what help do you need at this moment in time? Let us know and we’ll get onto it.

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      Thank you very much Mr. Upright! And thanks for the update.

      Currently I was waiting (if you saw my replies to Mr. Ridgewell) on some clarifications from Starbucks. Essentially, (among other items) I need a better answer from them on whether they are using PLA or not in their new products to move forward at all (even though we have “unofficial” statements that Lise was able to acquire from the company via regular phone calls with lower-level staff that state they are… I’d prefer to have a more solid answer from the corporations themselves instead of having to run the story based solely on those less authoritative quotes) and I truly think we need a better answer from Starbucks on how they come to allergen conclusions than that they adhere to their own “quality standards” (something which may be completely arbitrary… and I think that’s also listed as one of the questions I was hoping someone could reach out about).

      Additionally, I was hoping we could reach out to Marriott with the same line of questioning as he had emailed Starbucks originally. After we get that, I was hoping we could also get a statement or an interview done with a food allergen expert (preferably one with an expertise in corn or the like) to see if they believe this poses any risks to those with corn allergens… or if they think there’s not enough data… or something else entirely. Beyond that, there’s an angle here to do with an organization called FARE (the world’s largest non profit on food allergies)… which, apparently receives donations from Mylan. It would be quite interesting to see if any of these organizations are leaning on FARE for their conclusions on what allergens to even consider, but at the moment there’s at least a potential to include that in this story or to end up branching that into a specific article on that conflict of interest.

      Thanks for hitting me up!

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        Great, thanks Chet.

        I’ve got Harry’s original email, so I’ll follow up on this and let you know.

        Have you got any food allergen experts in mind?

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          Thank you Mr. Upright!

          I’m currently waiting on a call back (reached out this morning) from the University of Rochester Medical Center’s department of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology to find out who they think would be best to interview (they have an extensive list of allergens to avoid for children with such issues so they likely have a MD who is knowledgeable on the topic – https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/nutrition/corn-free.aspx). As soon as they call back I’ll let you know the name (or if they have anyone available at all… if not (or if you’d prefer otherwise regardless) outside of them Lise recommended potentially reaching out to someone at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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          Haven’t received word back from the University of Rochester Medical Center yet, so maybe just press forward with an expert at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology? Lise said they tend to be fairly responsive.

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