Code of Principles
- Commitment to Non-Partisanship and Fairness
We constantly follow social media platforms for suspicious posts, misinformation or fake claims. Our selection process is based on a variety of factors, including the quantity or degree of claimed evidence within the reporting, the potential relevance of the article in shaping the public discussion, and the size of the source’s existing reach.
Our sources for topics include claims made by and about politicians, celebrities, famous personalities, and influencers; propaganda, provocative messages and/or hashtags.
All employees of NC Media Networks, sign a Code of Conduct declaration which also has a strong non-partisanship clause. We do not take positions and sides on issues and do not advocate for any cause either.
Newschecker explains the news article with details and how the claim was debunked or confirmed. We desire that our readers be able to verify the findings themselves. Newschecker provides all sources in enough detail so that readers can replicate our work, except in cases where a source’s personal security could be compromised. For such cases, Newschecker provides as many details as possible and tries to bring details from multiple sources so that the readers can verify each finding.
- Transparency of Funding & Organization
Newschecker is an independent fact-checking initiative under NC Media Networks with its own specialist team. NC Media Networks is a self-funded organization working in the field of technology-driven content services. While NC Media Networks works with clients, the clients have no say in the operations and editorial policy of Newschecker.
Newschecker also provides fact-checking services for an Indian Social Media Network and receives remuneration for fact-checking services. The social media network has no say in the editorial operations of Newschecker.
- Transparency of Methodology
Newschecker is committed to explaining the methodology, which we use to debunk fake news or fake claims. From selecting to publishing, we provide all the details for our readers to encourage them to send claims to fact check and to make them understand how we do a fact-check.
- Transparent Corrections Policy
We accept the fact that in this world of social media, news stories or information keeps on changing, as a result, stories need to be updated constantly. In case of an error from our side, we are quick in acknowledging and correcting the same. We ensure that our readers are presented with the corrected version of the story as soon as possible and transparently we repeat the process and present our findings.