Fact Checking Policy

Due to the proliferation of false information online, it is incumbent upon us to verify any claims made. When reporting on a controversial subject, it is our primary priority to ensure that our readers aren’t offended.

We take great care to ensure the correctness of all of our writing.

Audience confidence is the single most important factor for any news outlet. In order to earn and keep people’s trust, journalists must present information in a balanced, fair, and accurate manner. It’s vital that we keep pushing to improve the accuracy of all of Our information. We consider “due accuracy” to entail precision that is not only adequate but also satisfying overall. We take into account the topic at hand, the nature of the data being given, the background knowledge of the audience, and so on in our quest for precision. Each news story is crafted with the intention of being as factually accurate as possible, with confirmation from sources close to the story. With skepticism, we investigate claims, investigate assumptions, and test common knowledge. We accept that, despite our efforts, there will always be some unanswered questions. Fact-checking material for easy stories and difficult tales requires different levels of rigor. As an example, a favorable report praising the work of an NGO would require a different set of sources than an investigative story.