Fact Check Policy
We are committed to providing accurate and reliable information on our website. We use a fact-checking process to ensure that the information we publish is accurate. This process includes:
- Identifying the claim: We first identify the claim that we are fact-checking. This may be a statement, a statistic, or an image.
- Researching the claim: We then research the claim to see if there is any evidence to support it. We use a variety of sources, including news articles, government websites, and academic journals.
- Evaluating the evidence: We evaluate the evidence to see if it is reliable and credible. We also consider the context of the claim when evaluating the evidence.
- Reaching a conclusion: We reach a conclusion about the accuracy of the claim. We may rate the claim as True, False, Partly True, Partly False, or Misleading.
We also have a process for handling fact-checks that are disputed. If someone disputes a fact-check that we have published, we will review the dispute and make a decision about whether to change the fact-check.
We believe that fact-checking is an important part of providing accurate and reliable information to our users. We are committed to using a rigorous fact-checking process to ensure that the information we publish is accurate.
- Our fact-checking process is based on the following principles:
- Accuracy: We strive to provide accurate and reliable information.
- Transparency: We are transparent about our fact-checking process and the sources we use.
- Fairness: We give all sides of a story a fair hearing.
- Independence: We are independent from any political or commercial interests.
We use a variety of sources to research our fact-checks, including:
- News articles
- Government websites
- Academic journals
- Social media
We rate fact-checks as follows:
- True: The claim is supported by evidence.
- False: The claim is not supported by evidence.
- Partly True: The claim is partially supported by evidence.
- Partly False: The claim is partially supported by evidence.
- Misleading: The claim is misleading, even if it is technically true.
We will review and update fact-checks if new evidence comes to light.