Fact Check Policy

Our content is accurate

The most crucial factor for every journalism platform is the audience’s trust. Accurate, fair, and balanced reporting is the only foundation upon which trust can be built and maintained. It is crucial that We continue to be dedicated to achieving appropriate accuracy in all of Our material to the greatest extent possible.

According to our definition of “due accuracy,” accuracy must not only meet the required norm but also be satisfactory overall. In our quest of appropriate accuracy, We also take into account other elements such as the topic and type of information being supplied, the expectations of the audience, etc.

In every news item, we work to present the most accurate account that is supported by the news’s immediate stakeholders. We look into claims critically, query presumptions, and contest received wisdom. Despite our best efforts to clear them up, there will always be certain areas of confusion.

The standards for fact-checking information for both soft and hard tales vary, nevertheless. For instance, the sources needed for a piece about an NGO’s accomplishments would be different than those for an investigative story.

To guarantee the accuracy of Our material, we follow the advice provided below:

We make sure that every broadcast we make comes from a trustworthy source and is supported by verifiable data. We are required to credit the platform from which the news are sourced if there are no direct sources for the information.

We make an effort to validate any claims, accusations, or facts ascribed to public authorities or from someone we believe has a reason for doing so beyond just reporting the event’s veracity. As a result, we disclaim and identify any information, including assertions or accusations, that we cannot independently verify.

We firmly believe that the information we present is accurate. If it is discovered that the material is inaccurate, we change it as soon as it is reasonable to do so and make sure to properly notify our readers of the changes.

We are aware that the confidence Our audiences have in Us is crucial. As a result, We make it a point to not purposefully mislead anyone, alter any information, or portray made-up information as true material. Additionally, when significant factual errors are exposed, We openly acknowledge them and make sure they are corrected as soon as is practical in a way that is appropriate and transparent.

We make sure that everyone has an equal chance to report any errors or inaccuracies found on Our Website by including a “Suggest A Correction” section at the end of every report we provide and publish on Our Website.

Our journalists’ primary duties are to report, write and fact-check the news, information, and stories. In fact, each of Our articles undergoes rigorous fact-checking as part of an internal process, and then it is further evaluated by one or more of Our editors. This process involves careful due diligence on every piece. It is important to note that the seniority of editors who assess stories before they are published on the website varies and relies on a number of circumstances, including the complexity and sensitivity of the subject matter and the pressure of deadlines.

We make sure to get in touch with everyone who might be affected by an allegation. Then, in order to produce the most accurate result, we independently validate both the relevant information and the information being provided.

Information Sources for Our Content

We follow the instructions provided to source information accurately: Verify every bit of information from at least two different sources. When there is only one source, the veracity of the source is guaranteed by the veracity of the source’s assertions.

In every situation, look for documentation evidence rather than depending entirely on a human source.

When conducting a survey, it is Our responsibility to explain how the data was gathered and analyzed. If there is a danger that Our data won’t produce correct information, we let the audience know as soon as we can about the discrepancies.

Instead of making the information public first and then clearing up any lingering questions, the goal and intention is to obtain accurate information right away.

Always make an effort to gather information from or talk to news sources on the record. Work out a technique using such sources to give the readers as much information as possible about them so that readers may judge the sources’ reliability. When an anonymous source is used, explain why it wasn’t named depending on the circumstances.

Share source information with Our editors give them (editors and reporters) the tools they need to determine whether the information in question is suitable for use and how it should be used. Anonymous quotations must reflect the discussion between the reporter and editor.

Have brief discussions with sources about the best ways to use the material they provide, especially if they lack a lot of media engagement experience. If a source requests that material be kept “off the record,” “on background,” or in another status, be sure to make that clear because various persons may have different meanings for these terms.

Give people the opportunity to respond to stories that might present them negatively and inform readers of the steps we take to contact sources for comment when necessary.

Consciously look for sources that lack access to large public platforms in addition to those that are powerful and prominent.

If one is stuck or unable to decide for themselves, they should always seek the advice of a senior resource or the head of the newsroom at Silent News to avoid presenting the audience with inaccurate information.

Content Created by Users

User-generated content has problems by nature. We don’t take the information provided to Us for granted and depending on how We intend to use it, we take reasonable measures to confirm its accuracy. We are cautious about how to use the information provided by a lobbyist or anybody else with a stake in the story as opposed to a neutral observer. We make sure user-generated content is distinctly labeled as such. Additionally, we adhere to the following rules:

On the internet, information sources that appear trustworthy might not always be completely accurate. It could be required to confirm with a person or organization that the information relevant to them is authentic and to find out who is in charge of the website.

It is carefully distinguished between fact and rumor. This is particularly, though not primarily, true for content available on social media, where distortions may be intentional or unintentional, but where an inaccuracy or rumor may quickly spread among an audience around the world, gaining speed that is harder for corrections to match.

Where information from a social media site or other internet source is being utilized to support a fact, more investigation may be required. All information that was not obtained by Us is qualified and called out by Us.

Fact-Checking Process

All factual information on Silent News is thoroughly checked and verified by our dedicated team. While we may use AI to assist in drafting some parts of our articles, the responsibility of fact-checking and ensuring the accuracy of the content lies entirely with our team. We are committed to providing reliable and accurate information to our readers.

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