Cek Fakta - Liputan 6

Organization: Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
Applicant: Irna Gustiawati
Assessor: Yenni Kwok

Background

Liputan6.com is an IFCN signatory. Its fact-checking output is prolific. Based on its own count, it produced a total of 2,186 fact-checks from October 2019 to November 2020, and from August to November 2020, it produced more than 300 fact-checks each month.

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant has satisfied all requirements of the assessments. It has updated its corrections policy, which explains how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled. 

The applicant should also makes sure that its fact-check reports include online links of evidence it is cited. 

on 02-Feb-2021 (7 months ago)

Yenni Kwok assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pemohon memenuhi semua syarat asesmen, termasuk revisi kebijakan koreksi, yang menjelaskan bagaimana menangani kesalahan besar, terutama yang menyebabkan perlunya revisi konklusi artikel pemeriksaan fakta. 

Pemohon juga sebaiknya memastikan link bukti selalu dimasukkan dalam laporan periksa fakta. 

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Liputan6.com is a news portal that is registered and verified by the Indonesian Press Council or Dewan Pers Indonesia: https://dewanpers.or.id/data/perusahaanpers

According to regulations issued by the Indonesian Press Council, since March 14, 2016, Liputan6.com is a legal entity established as a limited liability company registered with the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights under the name PT Liputan Enam Dot Com (copy document attached).

Liputan6.com is also member of Indonesia Cyber Media Association or Asosiasi Media Siber Indonesia: https://www.amsi.or.id/members/daftar-anggota-amsi-jakarta/

Information about the legal status of Liputan6.com: https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami 

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Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant is fact-checking unit of Indonesian news portal Liputan6.com, as laid out in their web page About Us – https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami. The applicant says that Liputan6.com is registered and verified by the Indonesian Press Council. 

The website also has a special fact-checking section: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta






done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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?

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

1. The 2014 Presidential Election and the 2017 DKI Jakarta Regional Head Election, which are full of misinformation and negative campaigns prompted us to create Cek Fakta Liputan6.com or Liputan6 Fact-Check, https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta, a special channel in our site dedicated to combat misinformation and disinformation in the early 2018.

We believe that hoaxes and misinformation are threats to the society whether in the midst of elections, during disasters, pandemics, or in relation to the public health.

Liputan6.com realizes that the war against hoaxes cannot be carried out by journalists or fact-checkers alone. We believe that by providing literacy to the broader community, the fight against false news can be carried out massively and more effectively.

All of the articles on Liputan6.com are presented in systematic and structural ways, so our readers can replicate and perform the process of fact-checking by themselves.

Liputan6.com believes that fighting hoax and fake news could not be done alone, that is why we collaborate with other parties, media, and civil society.

Cek Fakta Liputan6.com is a member of Cek Fakta, a collaborative fact-checking and verification project in collaboration with the Google News Initiative, the Indonesian Cyber Media Association (AMSI), the Indonesian Anti-Slander Society (Mafindo), the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), and 23 other news media: https://cekfakta.com/institusi/29

On July 2, 2018 Cek Fakta Liputan6.com has been verified as International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) signatories: (https://ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/signatories). We also collaborate with Facebook to battle hoaxes being circulated on their platform.

In January 2020, we initiated Pegiat Cek Fakta Liputan6.com or WhatsApp Hoaxbuster program to open opportunities for direct public participation in our fact-checking activities. This program has proven to be very useful amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.


2. The Covid-19 pandemic was followed by “infodemic” or abundant information, both online and offline, which includes deliberate attempts to spread misinformation to undermine public health responses and advance alternative group or individual agendas. We realize that misinformation can cost lives.

Starting July 2020, Liputan6.com has increased the capacity of the news verification team from previously consisting of 3 members (1 writer, 1 editor, and 1 data analysis) to 7 members consisting of 1 managing editor, 2 editors, 2 authors, 1 data analysis, and 1 admin coordinator for WhatsApp Hoaxbuster group: https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi

The quantity of fact-check content has been increased not only to respond to misinformation related to Covid-19 but also false news related to religious sentiment ahead of the 2020 regional elections and the 2024 presidential election.


3. In addition to the fact-check articles, there are several activities carried out by Cek Fakta Liputan6.com:

Content Production

a. Production of articles verifying/debunking suspicious information circulating in internet and social media. We use many ways to track suspicious claims circulating on social media, including CrowdTangle and input from activists who join the WhatsApp Hoaxbuster groups. The title of the claim verification article begins with "Cek Fakta:" here is one of the examples: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4410701/cek-fakta-tidak-benar-dalam-foto-ini-jokowi-dan-prabowo-datangi-rumah-rizieq-shihab-di-arab-saudi

b. Production of articles containing tips for tackling false news or related to the fact-checking method. Here is one of the examples: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4410923/6-tips-mendeteksi-informasi-palsu-yang-tersebar-lewat-whatsapp

c. We produce videos related to fact-checking. Here is one of the examples: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4415715/video-cek-fakta-kelamaan-pakai-masker-bisa-keracunan-co2 and https://www.liputan6.com/news/read/4355721/de-liput-ridwan-kamil-jadi-relawan-vaksin-covid-19 (animation version).

WhatsApp Hoaxbuster Program

In January 2020 Liputan6.com created Liputan6.com WhatsApp Hoaxbuster or Pegiat Cek Fakta Liputan6.com (screenshots from 14 WhatsApp Hoaxbuster groups attached).

WhatsApp Hoaxbuster is a collaboration between Liputan6.com as a media with the society to combat hoaxes which circulate in WhatsApp. This is the first of its kind in Indonesia.

Why WhatsApp? Misinformation and disinformation in Indonesia mostly spread on social media such as WhatsApp. The encrypted nature of WhatsApp makes it even harder for the fact-checkers to verify the circulating information within the app.

The WhatsApp Hoaxbuster groups create a room of discussion among the people from various backgrounds. The activists exchange the information that spreads in their private WhatsApp groups, join discussions, empower each other, and sometimes engage in debate.

Link to articles related to WhatsApp Hoaxbuster activities: https://www.liputan6.com/tag/pegiat-cek-fakta

This program also bridges interaction between the society and Liputan6.com newsroom (Collaboration flowchart between WhatsApp Hoaxbuster activists and Liputan6.com newsroom attached)

As October 2020, we were expanding the groups to 14 groups (Jakarta, Jakarta 2, Jakarta 3, Sumatera 1, Sumatera 2, Sumatera 3, Bandung, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Solo, Jogja, East Java, Semarang) in 10 regions with around 2,000 members.

In May 2020, Pegiat Cek Fakta Liputan6.com (WhatsApp Hoaxbuster) was awarded a funding from Coronavirus Fact-Checking Grant Program to increase the public awareness during the Covid-19 pandemic: https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/ifcn-and-facebook-distribute-another-300k-through-the-coronavirus-fact-checking-grants-and-will-support-8-projects/

Digital Literacy Program

Liputan6.com provides training and sharing the knowledge of fact-checking methods in the form of virtual classes and online discussions.

The goal is that WhatsApp Hoaxbuster activists can perform independent verification. This activity is also open to the broader community.

In online and virtual class discussions we invite academics, scientists, government officials, and the representation of tech companies who have a commitment to combat hoaxes

Here is the link of digital literacy training on September 27 2020: https://www.vidio.com/watch/2052375-inspirato-sharing-session-waras-di-era-posttruth-jawab-dengan-cek-fakta


4. On our 20th birthday (24 Augusts 2020), Liputan6.com released a new tagline: Setia pada Fakta (Liputan6 is always true to the facts). We are committed to maintaining and improving our fact-checking operations.

Our next goals in 2021:

1. Improve the quantity and quality of fact-checking products (articles, podcasts, videos, and infographics)

2. Increase the reach of fact-checking products by distributing them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) and WhatsApp Hoaxbuster groups.

3. Expand the membership of WhatsApp Hoaxbuster activists and increase the groups.

4. Conduct fact-checking training or digital literacy training regularly every month.

5. Collaborate with the universities (Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and Multimedia Nusantara University in Tangerang), institutions, and tech companies to improve the quality of this movement.

6. Explore the possibilities of using WhatsApp Business API to scale up the reach of Liputan6.com's fact-checking, therefore not just for the activist, but to include the general public.

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Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

1. The fact-checking unit of Liputan6.com started in early 2018. 

2. The Mashead page lists the names of six people in Liputan6.com's fact-checking team: https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi 

However, according to the applicant's submission application, since July 2020, the team has expanded from three people (1 writer, 1 editor, and 1 data analysis) to seven people (comprising: 1 managing editor, 2 editors, 2 writers, 1 data analysis, and 1 admin coordinator for the WhatsApp Hoaxbuster group). 

3. Apart from producing fact-check articles, the applicant has also launched a WhatsApp fact-checking programme, called WhatsApp Hoaxbuster programe, involving community activists, and gives digital literacy training programmes. 
An example of the digital literacy webinar: https://www.vidio.com/watch/2052375-inspirato-sharing-session-waras-di-era-posttruth-jawab-dengan-cek-fakta

The applicant was one of eight organizations that won IFCN and Facebook's coronavirus fact-checking grants in 2020: 
https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/ifcn-and-facebook-distribute-another-300k-through-the-coronavirus-fact-checking-grants-and-will-support-8-projects/


4. Fact-checking goals in 2021: 
a. Improve the quantity and quality of fact-checking products (articles, podcasts, videos, and infographics)

b. Increase the reach of fact-checking products by distributing them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) and WhatsApp Hoaxbuster groups.

c. Expand the membership of WhatsApp Hoaxbuster activists and increase the number of WhatsApp groups.

d. Organise fact-checking training or digital literacy training regularly every month.

e. Collaborate with universities, tech companies and other institutions to raise awareness. 

g. Explore the possibilities of using WhatsApp Business API to scale up the reach of Liputan6.com's fact-checking, therefore it would reach not just for activists but also the general public. 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Since becoming one of the IFCN signatories in 2018, Liputan6.com has regularly produced fact-check content.

The increase in content production in 2020 occurred in February, amid the massive circulation of misinformation related to Covid-19. In that month, we produced 105 contents.

The increase in quantity also occurred after we expanded the capacity of the fact-check team. We produced more than 300 content each in August, September, October and November 2020.

During October 2019 to November 29, 2020, we produced a total of 2,186 content. (proof of document attached)

The number of content production per day can be seen in this index: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/indeks/2020/11/25

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Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

According to the applicant, they produced a total of 2,186 fact-checks from October 2019 to November 2020. From August to November 2020, the applicant produced more than 300 fact-checks each month. 

That means the applicant published more than one fact check a week in the past 12 months.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago


Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

In the past month, the applicant's fact checks largely focused on issues that relate or have impact of the welfare of the general public or society, such as health claims (particularly those related to Covid-19), claims related to natural disasters, religious-themed claims, consumer issues and politics. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Liputan6.com does not carry any political interests and stand above and for all groups. It is non-partisan. http://www.liputan6.com/pages/tentang-kami

Liputan6.com has no direct institutional and financial relationship with the state, politicians or political parties in Indonesia.

Advertising from government agencies is possible by referring to the Cyber Media Guidelines: https://www.liputan6.com/info/pedoman-media-siber

Here are the rules for advertising:

"Cyber media outlets must clearly distinguish between news and advertisement. Any news / article / content that is an advertisement or paid content should carry the description" advertorial "," advertisement "," ad "," sponsored "or other words explaining that the news / article / content is an advertisement. "

Advertisements from government institutions on Liputan6.com are given a special tag 'Advertorial Gov': https://www.liputan6.com/tag/advertorial-gov

Advertising content is done by content writers (non-journalists), not by the editorial team.

Advertisers, including government institutions and the business sector, cannot influence the editorial policy at Liputan6.com.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Liputan6.com states that it is non-partisan, it does not cater to any political interests and it has no direct institutional and financial relationship with the state, politicians or political parties in Indonesia. 


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami

It states that advertising on Liputan6.com refers to the Cyber Media Guidelines, and advertisers cannot influence the editorial policies on Liputan6.com.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago
In the "About Us" page – https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami – the applicant says it does not work for any political interest and is non-partisan, and its journalists are not allowed to be involved in practical politics, to join a party leadership or a campaign of a political party.

 



done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

1. Since January 2020, disinformation related to Covid-19 has spread on social media. One of them is an image which shows dead bodies of those infected with Coronavirus lying on some road in Wuhan.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4166560/cek-fakta-kala-foto-peringatan-korban-nazi-diklaim-jasad-korban-virus-corona-berserakan-di-wuhan

2. This article that has been verified in refuting claim that Islamic ritual ablution before prayer can prevent Covid-19. We believe that this kind of claim, which uses religious sentiments, can harm people.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4173060/cek-fakta-wudhu-bisa-cegah-virus-corona-ini-faktanya

3. Fact-checking article related to claims that Covid-19 is a biological weapon launched by the United States to China.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4308353/cek-fakta-covid-19-disebut-senjata-biologis-yang-diluncurkan-as-ke-china-bagaimana-faktanya

4. Anti-Chinese sentiment is rising amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This article refutes claims that the virus is spreading through Chinese products.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4166863/cek-fakta-benarkah-virus-corona-bisa-menyebar-melalui-ponsel-xiaomi-dan-barang-impor-china-lainnya

5. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is one of the targets for hoax.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4418746/cek-fakta-hoaks-presiden-jokowi-meninggal-dunia-ini-buktinya

6. We also verified false news related to DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. After the 2017 Jakarta Regional Elections, Baswedan and President Joko Widodo were seen to be in opposite political sides.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4372795/cek-fakta-foto-anies-baswedan-di-gambar-ini-sudah-dimanipulasi

7. Several false news have spread on social media following President Emmanuel Macron's controversial statements related to the murder of Samuel Paty, a French middle-school teacher.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4401835/cek-fakta-tidak-benar-ini-video-penyerangan-terhadap-muslim-di-prancis-dan-eropa-simak-faktanya

There are at least six claims that we have verified regarding the French incident. Here is the compilation of articles:

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4406253/6-informasi-salah-seputar-situasi-prancis

8. Some disinformation circulating ahead of the 2020 Indonesian regional elections.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4423571/cek-fakta-foto-prabowo-angkat-telunjuk-tak-terkait-pilkada-kalimantan-tengah?source=search

Here is the compilation of articles related to the regional election:

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4425544/kumpulan-hoaks-seputar-pilkada-serentak-2020

9. False news related to job openings and giveaways spread amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4302705/cek-fakta-hoaks-surat-pemanggilan-tes-calon-karyawan-pertamina

Here is the compilation:

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4423876/kumpulan-hoaks-terbaru-seputar-lowongan-kerja-simak-rangkumannya

10. Anti-omnibus law protests took place in some regions of Indonesia in October 2020. Several claims which spread on social media heated the situation.

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4376231/cek-fakta-ini-bukan-video-unjuk-rasa-menolak-omnibus-law-cipta-kerja-di-depan-gedung-dpr

Here is the compilation of articles:

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4379625/6-informasi-hoaks-seputar-demonstrasi-penolakan-uu-omnibus-law


Explanation:


1. Either false or true claims are selected to later be verified.

Verification is prioritized on claims relating to public interest, which are often urgent and could potentially be divisive, such as when a disaster or a major accident occurs.

In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, claims that have the potential to endanger people's lives or health are prioritized.

2. Fact check research.

Research will be carried out with various methodologies as followed:

- Check the source or origin of the claim.

- If the news source comes from social media, the team will check the account. Is it verified? How about its consistency?

- Check the claim by comparing it with news from mainstream media, official websites of relevant institutions, or official social media accounts of related institution or person.

- Confirm directly to the person accountable or representative of the institution who is target of the hoax, as well as the authorities.

- Contact experts to help interpret data or the context of the problem.

- Do not use anonymous sources to do data verification.

- Use a number of tools available on the internet. For example, Google Reverse Image can be used to test the authenticity of images, and MapChecking is useful in testing claims about human density in a particular location.

3. Fact check article format.

Articles which have been verified on the fact check channel of Liputan6.com are presented in the following format:

- Claim: The first part of the article will discuss the source of the claim, and the narrative expressed by the claim maker.

- Tracing facts: The second part of the article seeks to compare certain claims with the evidence found, as well as confirmation from related parties or authorities. Cek Fakta Liputan6.com seeks to provide literacy to readers by linking articles to official social media sites or accounts that are used as evidence.

All Fact Check articles published by Liputan6.com also contain information on how to use tools available on the internet, which can be utilised to verify certain claims. This is done as an effort to provide literacy for readers to fight hoax.

4. Claim conclusion

After the verification process is carried out by including supporting evidences, the Fact Check team will provide conclusion.

Conclusion, whether it is true or false, is based on the verification result


Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Regardless who make the claims, the applicant apply the same high standards of evidence and judgement and follow essentially the same process to reach the conclusion in the fact-check reports. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

Verification priority is given to claims related to the public interest, can divide the unity and are urgent, for example, in the middle of a major disaster or accident.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims that have the potential to endanger people's lives or health are prioritized.

Liputan6.com maintains the principle of neutrality, including in fact-checking activities. Following our tagline 'Setia pada Fakta' (Liputan6.com true to the fact), all conclusions are drawn based on facts and evidence.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In the Fact-Checking Methodology page – https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta – the applicant explains that priorities are given to claims that are of public interests, potentially "divide national unity" and of urgent in nature, such as those linked to ongoing disasters. Liputan6.com also says that during the pandemic, they give priorities to those that can be harmful and jeopardize public health. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant duly discloses the sources it quotes in the fact-check reports, including the title and the institution a person works for, to confirm or debunk the claim. 


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The fact-check reports show non-partisanship, fact-checking claims that affect negatively and positively political camps. Their reports don't seem to favour any certain political stance, camp or issue. 


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Liputan6.com does not carry any political interests and stand above and for all groups. It is non-partisan. http://www.liputan6.com/pages/tentang-kami

Reporters, editors, photographers and all members of the news staff of Liputan6.com should not be involved with any political party.

To keep our independent and neutrality, all of the news staffer or Liputan6.com has to subject Journalistic Code of Ethics established by the Press Council through Press Council Regulation Number: 6 / Regulation-DP / V / 2008 About Ratification of Press Council Decree Number 03 / SK-DP / III / 2006 on Journalism Code of Ethics Press Council Regulation.

http://www.liputan6.com/pages/kode-etik

Article 1

Indonesian journalists are independent in producing accurate and balanced news to devoid any malicious intention.

Interpretation

A. Independent, meaning representing events or facts according to self-conscience without interference, coercion, and intervention from other parties including owners of press companies.

B. Accurate, meaning to be trustworthy as in adherence to the objective circumstances when the events occur.

C. Balance, meaning that all parties have equal opportunity.

D. Devoid any malicious intention, meaning no intention to deliberately and solely cause any harms to others.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant explains its non-partisanship stance in the About Us page –http://www.liputan6.com/pages/tentang-kami. It also states that the reporters, editors, photographes and news staff team members are not allowed to be involved in political parties. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, and generally provides relevant links of the evidence cited. However, while the applicant always provide links of Liputan6.com news reports that it uses as evidence, in a couple of instances it does not include online links for evidence derived from news reports from other media (though it provides the name of the media, the title and the date of publishing, so it is relatively not difficult to find).  


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Whenever possible. the applicant uses primary sources of evidence, not secondary sources. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence, except when there is only one source relevant on the topic.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant identifies the sources it uses in its fact checks, including the name of the person, the title and/or the organization or the institution. 


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Cek Fakta Liputan6.com, https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta is the fact-checking section of Liputan6.com.

Liputan6.com is a legal entity incorporated as a limited liability company registered with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights under the name of PT Liputan Enam Dot Com (documentary evidence attached)

Liputan6.com is one of the largest online news media in Indonesia that has been verified by Indonesian Press Council or Dewan Pers. (https://dewanpers.or.id/data/perusahaanpers) 

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Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Cek Fakta Liputan6.com is part of news site Liputan6.com. The news portal's website includes a section of fact-checking reports: https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta

The Masthead page includes the organizational structure and who's who in the newsroom, including those at the fact-checking desk: https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi



done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami

PT Liputan6.com finances its operational activities from revenue that comes from advertisements in the form of banners, native ads, and video ads.

Ownership:

On 24 August 2000, Liputan6.com was initially owned and operated by SCTV, a subsidiary national television channel of PT Surya Citra Media Tbk (SCM/http://www.scm.co.id/).

Since 24 May 2012, Liputan6.com was transferred into another company, PT Kreatif Media Karya (KMK).

PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek) (www.emtek.co.id), owns 99.99% of KMK. Owners Equity about IDR  55.749 billion or US$ 4,005 million (USD  1 = IDR 13,920.46 )

In adherence to the new regulation issued by Dewan Pers Indonesia, since 14 March 2016, the portal of Liputan6.com is owned and operated by PT Liputan Enam Dot Com, a subsidiary of KMK which previously had 99.99% ownership.

As of March 2018, the operations of PT Liputan Enam Dot Com are under PT Kapan Lagi Dot Com Networks which controls 99.99% of the shares. Owners Equity about IDR 800 million or US$  57,460 (USD 1 = IDR 13,920.46 ). Currently, PT Kapan Lagi Dot Com Networks is a subsidiary of SCM.

SCM engages mainly in activities related to broadcasting and multimedia services. The company is headquartered in SCTV Tower - Senayan City, Jalan Asia Afrika Lot 19, Jakarta 10270. The company started its commercial operations in 2002.

The link below is financial statement of SCM (IDX: SCMA): http://www.scm.co.id/financial-statements

PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk is the ultimate parent entity of the company and its subsidiaries. A company listed at the Indonesian Stock Exchange (www.emtek.co.id). The link below is financial statement of Emtek (IDX: EMTK)

The link below is financial statement of Emtek: http://www.emtek.co.id/financial-report?locale=id_ID

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The page About Us explains that the applicant is the fact-checking unit of news portal Liputan6.com: https://www.liputan6.com/info/tentang-kami


It also explains the media ownership: since 2018, PT Kapan Lagi Dot Com Networks is the majority shareholder (99.99%) of Liputan6.com


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The Masthead page lists the organizational structure of the applicant and also the names of the people at the fact-checking desk, including a short bio and their title: https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi

The names of the people at the fact-checking desk are also listed in the Fact-Checking Methodology page: https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi

Click the name of each editorial member to read their biography.

The names of the fact-checking division is also listed here: https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The Masthead page lists the names of people working at the fact-checking desk: https://www.liputan6.com/info/redaksi. Each name has a hyperlink which brings readers to a small page with a short bio and title of the person. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

http://www.liputan6.com/info/contact

The readers of Liputan6.com shall be able to reach us at: Email address: redaksi.liputan6@kly.id, marketing@kly.id

Email address for Cek Fakta Liputan6.com: cekfakta.liputan6@kly.id

Facsimile number: 021 - 722 9697

Telephone number: 021 - 722 9681, 021 - 319 04555 Ext.502

We also encourage people to join as members of Pegiat Cek Fakta Liputan6.com (WhatsApp Hoaxbuster): https://www.liputan6.com/pages/pegiat-cek-fakta

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant's Contact Us page lists contact details, including email addresses and phone numbers: https://www.liputan6.com/info/contact


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

The link contains statements regarding the Liputan6.com fact-checking methodology: claim selection, research, article writing, and conclusions.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant explains the methodology to select, research, write and conclude the fact-check reports in the Fact-Checking Methodology page: https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

In its Methodology page – https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta, the applicant explains that it gives priorities to fact-check claims that have public interest, endanger the "unity" of the nation (presumably meaning spreading ethnic or religious hatred), or major disaster. It also says that during the Covid-19 pandemic, it gives priorities to claims that are potentially harmful and can endangered lives. 



done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago


Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

In its fact-check reports, the applicant gives relevant evidence that appears to support the claim (or the background of the claim), as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine the claim. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The evidence that is used in the fact-check reports use the same high standards, regardless who makes the claims. 


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The fact-check reports don't usually contact those who made the claim because they usually cover online claims. 


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

Liputan6.com invites public participation to inform potential hoax claims by sending emails to cekfakta.liputan6@kly.id. We also invite people to join our program, Pegiat Cek Fakta Liputan6.com or WhatsApp Hoaxbuster (https://www.liputan6.com/pages/pegiat-cek-fakta)

.Every information from readers that will be verified is related to the public interest. and has the potential to harm others. Fact Check Liputan6.com does not perform verification based on orders from one party or something related to an individual's private domain.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

In its Methodology page – https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta, the applicant invites readers to email tips and potential misinformation claims to cekfakta.liputan6@kly.id. 

It explains what can be fact-checked (claims that are related to public interest or potentially be harmful) and what isn't fact-checkable (verification based on orders of a certain party or one's private domain). 

In the same page, it also gives a link for readers to participate in the WhatsApp Hoaxbuster programme. 


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Our policies on verification, news balance, correction, and the rights to response refer to the Cyber Media Guidelines as posted on the Liputan6.com website: http://www.liputan6.com/info/pedoman-media-siber

According to the guideline above, we have to put the correction and apologize in the article if there was any inaccuracy in terms of content, writing, or misquotation.

We also provide a clear explanation about how readers use their right of Right of Reply and Correction of News.

https://www.liputan6.com/info/hak-jawab-dan-koreksi-berita

Here, the translation of our policy regarding to right of Reply and Correction of News

This procedure is used as a reference and guide in dealing with Right of Reply, Corrections or Complaints from readers.

Right of Reply, Corrections or Complaints are responses related to all content posted on the Liputan6.com.

Handling for Right of Reply, Correction of News or Complaints is carried out as follows:

Readers can convey via:

- The Complaint Form can be downloaded at https://www.liputan6.com/info/form-pengaduan

- Please send email to redaksi.liputan6@kly.id with Subject: Right of Reply or News Correction

- Or by mail to KLY Youniverse Headquarter JL RP Soeroso 18/Gondangdia Menteng/Jakarta Pusat 10330/Indonesia

Fax: 021 - 722 9697

Phone: 021 - 722 9690

Phone: 021 - 31904555 Ext. 502

- Readers must include an official identity, either in the form of a National ID Card (KTP) or telephone/cellphone number that can be contacted, and provide valid facts for the Right of Reply, Corrections to the News or Complaints submitted.

- All Answering Rights, Correction of News or Complaints must be completed within 2 X 24 hours after the report is received

-  The time period in the third point above, does not apply to problems related to legal issues, such as subpoena and others.

- Complaints and Corrections News that has been made will later be published on www.Liputan6.com with titles using Koreksi (News Correction) or Hak Jawab (Right of Reply).

Next, this is our standard operation procedure to respond to the Right of Reply, news correction, and complaints from our readers or other parties.

1. Corrections to articles are made on reports from outsiders or if inaccuracies in the content are found (any inaccuracy in terms of content, writing, or misquotation).

2. Revisions, corrections, or Right of Reply must be linked to news that is rectified, corrected or given the right to answer.

3. If changes are made to the title of the article, the word 'Update' or 'Koreksi Berita' or 'Hak Jawab' must be added in the title.

4. At the end of the corrected article, information must be added that indicates the article has been corrected.

5. News that has been published cannot be revoked for reasons of censorship from outside the editor, except related to racial issues, decency, the future of the child, traumatic experiences of the victim, or based on other special considerations determined by the Press Council.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Liputan6.com based its corrections and complaints policy on the Cyber Media Guidelines from the Indonesian Press Council, which is published in this page: https://www.liputan6.com/info/pedoman-media-siber.

It explains its corrections policy further on this page: https://www.liputan6.com/info/hak-jawab-dan-koreksi-berita


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
27-Jan-2021 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Correction and Dispute of Liputan6.com's Fact-Check Article

(https://www.liputan6.com/info/hak-jawab-dan-koreksi-berita)

1. Reports concerning Liputan6.com fact-check content (article and video) can be emailed to the newsroom: redaksi.liputan6@kly.id or cekfakta.liputan6@kly.id.

2. Liputan6.com Fact-Check Team then shall perform re-verification on the reported fact-check content.

3. Re-verification is conducted by reviewing the methodology used in the fact-check article/video, putting additional proofs, and interviewing experts or related parties.

4. If we find errors, the conclusion in the fact-check article shall be revised. The Fact-Check team will add '(Update)' on the title and also explanation, which describes the revision.

5. The revision of the article can be followed by the change of rating on the fact-check article.

6. Content publisher or uploader can request for correction or file a report if the rating given by Liputan6.com Fact-Check Team on Facebook is not suitable by using this form: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/222310042516957


Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The corrections policy sets out clear definitions how readers can submit complaints, and how to handle corrections, but it does not explain how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled. 


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
02-Feb-2021 (7 months ago)

The corrections policy sets out clear definitions how readers can submit complaints, and how to handle corrections. It has updated its corrections policy – https://www.liputan6.com/info/hak-jawab-dan-koreksi-berita – which explains how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled. 




done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Liputan6.com seriously considers every input, correction, and Right of Reply from our readers and other parties in regard to our news. 

Throughout 2020, we have published at least 10 articles based on the Right of Reply which were received by our newsroom. The complication of Right of Reply articles can be seen on the following link:

https://www.liputan6.com/tag/hak-jawab

Some examples of right of reply articles:

1. https://www.liputan6.com/pilkada/read/4417190/hak-jawab-rutin-bertemu-buruh-ratu-tatu-konsen-tangani-masalah-ketenagakerjaan

Right of Reply from Ratu Tatu Chasanah, candidate for regent in Serang, about the complaint from various labor groups which claimed they had difficulties in meeting her. The Right of Reply was published after a mediation process with the Press Council. Liputan6.com apologized for the partiality of the published news.

2. https://www.liputan6.com/news/read/4170370/hak-jawab-pt-petrona-intl-chemindo-atas-pemberitaan-permen-berbentuk-kipas-angin

The right of reply from a chemical company PT Petrona Intl Chemindo for the article titled '15 elementary school students in Surabaya Poisoned by Fan-Shaped Candies.'

The Right of Reply was published after a mediation process at the Press Council. Liputan6.com gave its apology. 

Another right of reply article was published for a fact-check article titled: Fact-Check: Is It True A Number of Countries Ended Lockdown after Advice from the World President? 

https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4256204/cek-fakta-benarkah-sejumlah-negara-mengakhiri-lockdown-karena-saran-dari-presiden-dunia

The article was updated by adding the statement from Hudi Wantoro, the Program Director from The World Peace Committee. Nevertheless, his statement did not change our conclusion as there was no proof about "the World President" which was claimed to be held by HE Mr. Djuyoto.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

According to the applicant, Liputan6.com have published at least 10 articles with "rights of reply" amendments, which are largely corrections based on denials or clarifications from a party mentioned in the articles. These include reports published by the fact-checking desks and other desks. 

It provides one example. One fact-check report, titled "Fact-Check: Is It True A Number of Countries Ended Lockdown after Advice from the World President?" was amended to include a statement from the so-called world president refuting the fact check as "a misleading opinion" -- but it does not affect the conclusion of the fact check. 
https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4256204/cek-fakta-benarkah-sejumlah-negara-mengakhiri-lockdown-karena-saran-dari-presiden-dunia



done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/metode-cek-fakta

On the link above, there is a statement from Liputan6.com related to the fact-check cooperation with a number of groups, including International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). 

Since 2 July 2018, Cek Fakta Liputan6.com has joined IFCN and become a Facebook partner.

Cooperation with various institutions, whether domestic or global, does not impact the independence of Cek Fakta Liputan6.com. Every conclusion of the fact-checking is obtained through the standard and method which we apply without intervention from any party, including our partners Facebook or IFCN. 

 As a trusted media, Liputan6.com follows the Journalistic Ethical Code which is set by Press Council and press law. As a member of IFCN, Liputan6.com commits to observe the fact-check ethics which are implemented globally. Any complaint about the fact-check article can be directly addressed to our newsroom through: redaksi.liputan6@kly.id or IFCN Complaint Policy https://www.ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/complaints-policy

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant is an existing IFCN signatory. Its Fact-Checking Methodology page states this and it has a link to the complaints page of the IFCN site: https://www.ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/complaints-policy


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Cek Fakta - Liputan 6
08-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

https://www.liputan6.com/info/hak-jawab-dan-koreksi-berita

Besides responding to the right of reply, Liputan6.com also performs corrective action on articles which contain errors.  

Correction request can be done through report form https://www.liputan6.com/info/form-pengaduan or by sending email to redaksi.liputan6@kly.id

Correction articles can be seen on the following link:

https://www.liputan6.com/tag/hak-jawab


Some examples of right of reply articles:

1. https://www.liputan6.com/bisnis/read/4423058/koreksi-berita-ditegur-erick-thohir-perumnas-ternyata-sudah-rugi-sejak-2019

Corrections to the article were made due to incorrect data writing. 

2. https://www.liputan6.com/news/read/4380999/koreksi-berita-8-petinggi-dan-anggota-kami-ditangkap-ini-rinciannya

Corrections were made to serve the Right of Reply sent by our reader

Yenni Kwok Assessor
27-Dec-2020 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

Liputan6.com, the parent media company, also adheres to an open corrections policy. The list of reports that have been amended with corrections and "rights of reply" are listed in this page: https://www.liputan6.com/tag/hak-jawab


It also provides a complaints form in this page: https://www.liputan6.com/info/form-pengaduan


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.