Organization: BOOM
Applicant: Jency Jacob
Assessor: Preeti Chauhan
Assessor: Preeti Chauhan

Background

The applicant has covered a variety of topics for fact-checking. The recommended guidelines by IFCN are being followed by the applicant. 

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant made the requested change. fits all the criteria. 

on 06-May-2020 (2 years ago)

Preeti Chauhan assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

The applicant has covered a variety of topics for fact-checking. The recommended guidelines by IFCN are being followed by the applicant. requested changes have been made.

Section 1: Eligibility to be a signatory

To be eligible to be a signatory, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 1.1 The applicant is a legally registered organization, or a distinct team or unit within a legally registered organization, and details of this are easily found on its website.
  • 1.2 The team, unit or organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.
  • 1.3 The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application. For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track. Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.
  • 1.4 On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.
  • 1.5 The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.
  • 1.6 If the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, how it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports.

Criteria 1.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain where on your website you set out information about your organization’s legal status and how this complies with criteria. Attach a link to the relevant page of your website.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

BOOMLive is a part of Outcue Media Private Limited. Outcue Media Private Limited (BOOM Live) is an independent media organisation and fact-checking website to help fight the growing threat of misinformation and to curtail spreading of fake news.Outcue Media Private Limited (BOOMLive) works with platforms to moderate content and establish the veracity of posts that are going viral and have likely damaging impact on our society.This is now a real-time, 24X7 effort and one of the few of its kind in the world.

Outcue Media Private Limited is recognised as Startup iby Department for Promotion of Industry and internal Trade.

Outcue Media Private Limited (BOOMLive) is a for-profit entity and gets its income from social platforms as well as contract work, media literacy, training as well as media content creation contracts in the non fact checking space.

You can find the Certificate of Incorporation here - https://www.boomlive.in/about-us/

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has provided relevant documents to show that it is a registered firm and is solely dedicated to fact-checking


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has provided relevant documents to show that it is a registered firm and is solely dedicated to fact-checking


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 1.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please answer the following questions – (see notes in Guidelines for Application on how to answer)

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?

BOOM has been in existence since 2014 as a broad investigative journalism effort and as a full-fledged fake news busting and fact checking initiative since November 2016. We are India’s premier fact checking website, committed to bring to our readers verified facts rather than opinion. BOOM also writes pro-active fact files which serve to educate readers on key issues they might have questions about. Subjects that BOOM actively fact checks range from political, social, communal and health & medicine to products and services and even history.


 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?

At BOOM, we run a newsroom of 20 employees across English, 4 Indian languages and 2 foreign territories. The team includes fact checkers, video producers, desk editors and verification trainers. We have provided their profiles in the About us section of the website.


 3. What different activities does your organisation carry out?

We are focussed towards fighting misinformation and disinformation across key sectors in India and its surrounding regions.


 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

We are always looking to expand our work in all allied areas that help us leverage the expertise we have built in fighting disinformation. We want to be the preferred partner not just for platforms and brands but also the backbone of any media entity - its readers. We hope to break new ground through technological innovations in fact checking and improve the quality of social media discourse by improving the accessibility to verified information 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant has provided satisfactory answers. Though there is no information about their team in the About Us Section: https://www.boomlive.in/about-us/, But its mentioned in the Team Section: https://www.boomlive.in/boom-team


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant has provided satisfactory answers. Though there is no information about their team in the About Us Section: https://www.boomlive.in/about-us/, But its mentioned in the Team Section: https://www.boomlive.in/boom-team


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 1.3
Proof you meet criteria
- The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.
- For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track.
- Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The last three months have seen most stories centred around the pandemic COVID-19. Majority of our stories are focussed around misinformation related to the virus.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J03aoJy3PE8tvdv8mlMjpTgiiYnHNrkwP-zu7H3koxQ/edit?usp=sharing

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The sheet provided by the applicants contains fact checks published over the previous two months i.e March and April. Though they have published articles in February as well. The articles cover different topics from coronavirus to Delhi violence. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The sheet provided by the applicants contains fact checks published over the previous two months i.e March and April. Though they have published articles in February as well. The articles cover different topics from coronavirus to Delhi violence. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 1.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous three months. No additional information required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks published by the applicant over the previous three months i.e February, March, and April. The fact checks are of public interest.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks published by the applicant over the previous three months i.e February, March, and April. The fact checks are of public interest.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 1.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship your organization has to the state, politicians or political parties in the country or countries you cover. Also explain funding or support received from foreign as well as local state or political actors over the previous financial year.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Not Applicable. Kindly see our policy related to political non-partisanship - https://www.boomlive.in/non-partisanship-policy

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The link provided by the applicant has a clear non-partisanship policy.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The link provided by the applicant has a clear non-partisanship policy.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 1.6
Proof you meet criteria
If you confirmed the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, provide a link to where on your website you set out how you ensure the editorial independence of your work.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Not applicable 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a nonpartisanship policy and they have mentioned that this is not applicable to them. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a nonpartisanship policy and they have mentioned that this is not applicable to them. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Section 2: A commitment to Non-partisanship and Fairness

To be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 2.1 The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
  • 2.2 The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
  • 2.3 The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
  • 2.4 The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
  • 2.5 The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicise their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.

Criteria 2.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please share links to 10 fact checks published over the past year that you believe demonstrate your non-partisanship.
Please briefly explain how the fact checks selected show that (I) you use the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, (II) follow the same essential process for every fact check and (III) let the evidence dictate your conclusions.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks done by the applicant are not partial towards any individual/political party/ideology. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks done by the applicant are not partial towards any individual/political party/ideology. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 2.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you explain how you select claims to check, explaining how you ensure you do not unduly concentrate your fact-checking on any one side, and how you consider the reach and importance of the claims you select to check.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Objective and fair journalism is BOOM’s goal. So while BOOM recognises that every team member will have their own political views, there is a clear and mandatory requirement to be objective and independent while writing a fact check story. Personal biases are weeded out of every story through a clearly laid down process (Please see - https://www.boomlive.in/methodology ) that only looks at the hard facts available. Every fact check is a team play with several eyes looking at the same story to avoid the risk of any individual point of view finding its place in the story. 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has clearly mentioned its Methodology on their website and explained how they check claims. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has clearly mentioned its Methodology on their website and explained how they check claims. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 2.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

There have been no instances of any conflict of interest thus needing any disclosure in any of our stories. 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has no conflict of interest in their stories.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has no conflict of interest in their stories.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 2.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician, or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician, or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 2.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you publish a statement setting out your policy on non-partisanship for staff and how it ensures the organization meets this criteria.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a non-partisanship policy which is available on their website. It also states that their team members are not allowed to affiliate with any political party or advocacy organization to avoid any potential conflict of interest.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a non-partisanship policy which is available on their website. It also states that their team members are not allowed to affiliate with any political party or advocacy organization to avoid any potential conflict of interest.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Section 3: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Sources

To be compliant on sources, applicants must meet these four criteria

  • 3.1 The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. In cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, the applicant provides as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.
  • 3.2 The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. Where suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains the use of a secondary source.
  • 3.3 The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence save where the one source is the only source relevant on the topic.
  • 3.4 The applicant identifies in its fact checks the relevant interests of the sources it uses where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.

Criteria 3.1
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant mentions its sources and how they came to a conclusion. This way the user can replicate the fact check himself/herself. e.g

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/did-an-american-ceo-draw-this-map-to-praise-indian-govts-covid-19-response-7685


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant mentions its sources and how they came to a conclusion. This way the user can replicate the fact check himself/herself. e.g

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/did-an-american-ceo-draw-this-map-to-praise-indian-govts-covid-19-response-7685


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 3.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/viral-audio-clip-claiming-muslim-vendors-in-surat-are-spreading-coronavirus-is-false-7644


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/viral-audio-clip-claiming-muslim-vendors-in-surat-are-spreading-coronavirus-is-false-7644


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 3.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant uses mostly the primary source to confirm the claim. e.g

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/fake-newspaper-clipping-claims-coronavirus-found-in-poultry-in-bihar-7705


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant uses mostly the primary source to confirm the claim. e.g

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/fake-newspaper-clipping-claims-coronavirus-found-in-poultry-in-bihar-7705


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 3.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

No articles found to have interests of the sources


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

No articles found to have interests of the sources


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Section 4: A commitment to Transparency of Funding & Organization

To be compliant on funding and organization, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 4.1 Applicants that are independent organizations have a page on their website detailing each source of funding accounting for 5% or more of total revenue for its previous financial year. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
  • 4.2 Applicants that are the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization make a statement on ownership.
  • 4.3 A statement on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.
  • 4.4 A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure and play a significant part in its editorial output.
  • 4.5 The applicant provides easy means on its website and/or via social media for users to communicate with the editorial team.

Criteria 4.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please confirm whether you are an ‘independent organization’
or ‘the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization’ and share proof of this organizational status.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Kindly refer to this section for all the details - https://www.boomlive.in/about-us/

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant is an independent organization and is a part of Outcue Media Pvt Ltd and is based in Mumbai, India. The information is available on its website detailing each source of funding. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The Applicant is an independent organization and is a part of Outcue Media Pvt Ltd and is based in Mumbai, India. The information is available on its website detailing each source of funding. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 4.2
Proof you meet criteria
If your organization is an “independent organization”, please share a link to the page on your website where you detail your funding and indicate the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
If your organization is “the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization”, please share a link to the statement on your website about your ownership.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Kindly refer to https://www.boomlive.in/about-us/ for details of our legal form and funding

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has clearly mentioned on its website about its ownership


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has clearly mentioned on its website about its ownership


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 4.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out your organizational structure, making clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The organisation is run by founder, Govindraj Ethiraj and the editorial team led by Jency Jacob, managing editor of BOOM. The names of the team members including its senior editors are very clearly mentioned in the About us section https://www.boomlive.in/boom-team 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a dedicated page where all its team members and their roles are mentioned. 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a dedicated page where all its team members and their roles are mentioned. 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 4.4
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in your organization’s editorial output.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a dedicated page where all its team members and their roles are mentioned. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a dedicated page where all its team members and their roles are mentioned. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 4.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you encourage users to communicate with your editorial team.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The email ids of the editorial team are clearly mentioned below the professional biographies of each team member. Please see here - https://www.boomlive.in/boom-team 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant's team page has email addresses of the team members. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant's team page has email addresses of the team members. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Section 5: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology

To be compliant on methodology, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 5.1 The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.
  • 5.2 The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the claim to check.
  • 5.3 The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.
  • 5.4 The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.
  • 5.5 The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that (I) this is often not possible with online claims, (II) if the person who makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this should not impede the fact check, (III) if a speaker adds caveats to the claim, the fact-checker should be free to continue with checking the original claim, (IV) fact-checkers may not wish to contact the person who made the claim for safety or other legitimate reasons.
  • 5.6 The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.

Criteria 5.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to the statement on your website that explains the methodology you use to select, research, write and publish your fact checks.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a methodology that is mentioned on their website. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has a methodology that is mentioned on their website. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 5.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks published by the applicant are according to its methodology that is mentioned on its website.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The fact checks published by the applicant are according to its methodology that is mentioned on its website.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 5.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 5.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 5.5
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 5.6
Proof you meet criteria
Please describe how you encourage users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable. Include links where appropriate. If you do not allow this, explain why.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

We have provided several options to our readers to reach us with claims they would like us to fact check. We have a WhatsApp helpline (+917700906588) that is available on the following link https://www.boomlive.in/get-in-touch/ and at the bottom of each story. Apart from this, readers can also contact us by filling the form on the above mentioned link. We also encourage readers to reach us on our Twitter handle @boomlive_in and Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/BOOMFactCheck/ )

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Section 6: A commitment to an Open & Honest Corrections Policy

To be compliant on corrections policy, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 6.1 The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts.
  • 6.2 The policy sets out clear definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled, and the fact that some complaints may justify no response. This policy is adhered to scrupulously.
  • 6.3 Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction openly and transparently, seeking as far as possible to ensure that users of the original see the correction and the corrected version.
  • 6.4 The applicant, if an existing signatory, should either on its corrections/complaints page or on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory inform users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.
  • 6.5 If the applicant is the fact-checking unit of a media company, it is a requirement of signatory status that the parent media company has and adheres to an open and honest corrections policy.

Criteria 6.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to where you publish on your website your corrections or complaints policy. If you are primarily a broadcaster, please provide evidence you frequently reference your corrections policy in broadcasts.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Kindly see point no.7 -   https://www.boomlive.in/methodology

BOOM
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has mentioned about corrections in its methodology. It's better to have a separate correction policy.


cancel 6.1 marked as Request change by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)

The applicant has mentioned about corrections in its methodology. It's better to have a separate correction policy.


The Applicant now has a dedicated page for correction policy. It will help the reader to respond. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has mentioned about corrections in its methodology. It's better to have a separate correction policy.


cancel 6.1 marked as Request change by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)

The applicant has mentioned about corrections in its methodology. It's better to have a separate correction policy.


The Applicant now has a dedicated page for correction policy. It will help the reader to respond. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

BOOM
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

It's better to have a separate correction policy, where the process is also mentioned along with corrected fact checks. 


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)

It's better to have a separate correction policy, where the process is also mentioned along with corrected fact checks. 


The Applicant now has a dedicated page for correction policy. It will help the reader to respond


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

It's better to have a separate correction policy, where the process is also mentioned along with corrected fact checks. 


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
06-May-2020 (2 years ago)

It's better to have a separate correction policy, where the process is also mentioned along with corrected fact checks. 


The Applicant now has a dedicated page for correction policy. It will help the reader to respond


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 6.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a short statement about how the policy was adhered to over the previous year (or six months if this is the first application) including evidence of two examples of the responses provided by the applicant to a correction request over the previous year. Where no correction request has been made in the previous year, you must state this in your application, which will be publicly available in the assessment if your application is successful.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

We have an appeals ID apart from a Contact us form where readers can write to us. We make the corrections and point it out clearly at the bottom of the story by adding an Editor's Note. We also express regret for the error, wherever required. 


https://www.boomlive.in/fact-file/time-to-unleash-all-policy-measures-says-gov-as-rbi-cuts-key-rates

https://www.boomlive.in/coronavirus-outbreak/hydroxychloroquine-found-in-kalonji-seeds-not-quite-7631

https://www.boomlive.in/fake-news/message-claiming-coronavirus-can-last-up-to-8-hours-in-air-is-misleading-7328

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has added an editor's note at the end of the fact check. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has added an editor's note at the end of the fact check. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 6.4
Proof you meet criteria
If you are an existing signatory, please provide a link to show where on your site you inform users that if they believe you are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Kindly see point no.7 - https://www.boomlive.in/methodology

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has mentioned IFCN link for complaints. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

The applicant has mentioned IFCN link for complaints. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.

Criteria 6.5
Proof you meet criteria
If you are the fact-checking unit of a media company, please provide a link to the parent media company’s honest and open corrections policy and provide evidence that it adheres to this.

BOOM
13-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

Not applicable 

Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

This is not applicable


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.
Preeti Chauhan Assessor
25-Apr-2020 (2 years ago) Updated: 2 years ago

This is not applicable


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Preeti Chauhan.