Name of the fact-checking initiative
|Contact person||Contact email||Country||Website|
Criterion 1a - Organization
|Criterion 1b - Organization||Criterion 2a - Nonpartisanship and fairness||Criterion 2b - Nonpartisanship and fairness||Criterion 3 - Transparency of sources|
Criterion 4a - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 4b - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 4c - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 5a - Transparency of methodology
Criterion 5b - Transparency of methodology
Criterion 6a - Open & honest corrections policy
|Criterion 6b - Open & honest corrections policy|
|2/25/2017 14:11:16||Chequeado||Laura Zommer|
|Argentina||www.chequeado.com||Here you can find our legal status: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByOtUTQOvuoIOFV5V0d5MkxZblU/view?usp=sharing||http://chequeado.com/ultimas-noticias/||Since we started working with fact-checking in 2010, we have strongly pursued fairness through balancing both our fundings and our fact-checks. That’s why we fact check politicians from both the government and the opposition. You can find more about our values regarding nonpartisanship and fairness in http://chequeado.com/quienes-somos/|
We try to reflect the different sides of the political spectrum through our fact-checks, and we do a weekly control of the balance shown in the website. We have been quoted by officialist and opposition leaders (we can provide proof of this if needed). We also think it is important to fact-check other parts of the political debate, not only politicians. That’s why we also analyze the statements made by the media and other opinion leaders.
|Our team members certainly have different point of views, and we embrace this diversity as long as they’re not affiliated to a party. We do ask them to leave their affinities aside every time they start investigating an issue, and every piece is revised by several members of the staff, so we can limit any possible personal bias. To assure our independence, we don’t accept donations from political parties or national government offices, and our Board has no government officials among it. On our site, we disclose special situations regarding personal relations that might present a conflict of interest. For example, I am married to a Mayor from the national ruling party and we state that in our site - http://chequeado.com/equipo/||We have an eight step method that is published on our website so that anyone can replicate the work we have done. Part of the method consists of contacting the person who made the statement, consulting the relevant official sources and alternative sources. We clearly state the name and position of each person, and any conflict of interest that they might have (if they worked in a former administration or are if they advise a political party, for example). We don’t use anonymous sources or off the records. We also use documents and studies as evidence in our pieces. In those cases we provide links to the complete document. When we use databases, these are also linked so that anyone can corroborate their validity. |
We take special care of balancing our sources in each piece, but we also have an internal system to monitor that our sources are balanced in the long term. For this, we fill (confused about “fill”) information in each piece about the specialists so that we can then analyze how many of them come from private universities, public universities or NGOs, among others.
|http://chequeado.com/financiamiento/ http://chequeado.com/rendicion-de-cuentas/ We don’t accept donations from national government offices or political parties.||http://chequeado.com/equipo/ http://chequeado.com/autoridades/||http://chequeado.com/contacto/||http://chequeado.com/metodo/||http://chequeado.com/contacto/ http://chequeado.com/metodo/ Every article has its comments section, and we also published Laura’s email address to receive recommendations or corrections.||http://chequeado.com/metodo/||We recently published an article (https://goo.gl/rfd2ou) correcting misinformation that was being shared online, as part of our initiative against fake news. The repercussions were not the ones we had expected so we corrected the way in which we presented the article, and acknowledged the situation in a post in our blog:|
In this article we corrected our graphics in response to our readers’ observations and pointed out that we did so.
The minister team acknowledged our correction, promising to improve their future communications with the data we had analyzed, and we added a paragraph indicating this.