Liputan6 has grouped all its fact-check articles under a sub-channel “Cek Fakta” found here: http://news.liputan6.com/kategori/cek-fakta. The sub-section lies under the News section of the website and can be accessed through the direct URL or by clicking on the News section of the homepage. The fact-checking process is performed by the Monitoring and Research Team, which consists of seven people led by an executive editor and is tasked “to provide input and facts” to the editing team.
The team is not explicitly defined as the fact-checking team. It also does special reports. In my interpretation of its methodology, found here, Liputan6 reporters fact check information as a regular part of the reporting process.
In some cases, as noted in its Fact-Check Methodology, “whereas the fact-check is indirect or not in an instant due to time, location, and complexity of an issue at hand that hinders the provision of in-depth fact-check, then the process of fact-checking is being carried out by the Monitoring & Research Team.”
Liputan6 has increased its number of fact checks in the last three months, going from an average of less than once a week in January to almost daily in March. The previous assessor recorded the number of fact-check stories from September 2017 - January 2018 in her second assessment as follows:
- September 2017 : 1 time
- October 2017 : 1 time
- November 2017 : 2 times
- December 2017 : 1 time
- January 2018 : 5 times
I counted the number of stories under the fact-check subsection for February 2018 - 13 April 2018 as follows:
- February 2018 : 16 times
- March 2018 : 29 times
- April 13 : 12 times
This frequency meets the requirement for compliance. Since the organization appears to have just ramped up its fact-checking process, I would recommend waiting a bit longer to see whether Liputan6 can establish a more consistent, regular publishing schedule.
1b marked as Fully compliant by Sara Schonhardt.