Applicant: Jency Jacob
Assessor: Kanchan Kaur
Conclusion and recommendations
Kanchan Kaur wrote:
The signatory has compiled with all criteria quite clearly and can be accepted.
The website is part of a private digital network and has been averaging over ten fact-checks a month. Its fact-checks covers a range of topics and political parties, which shows that it makes an effort to be non-partisan and objective.
All key sources are linked and identified.
Though details of funding are not clearly defined, the signatory makes it very clear that it is part of a private network. Team members are clearly listed and readers can reach out to the organisation easily.
The website explains its methodology in no uncertain terms and invites readers to send claims to be checked. It also has an open corrections policy. Corrections are indicated clearly in the stories.