Doğruluk Payı

Organization: Doğruluk Payı
Applicant: Batuhan Ersun
Assessor: Sarphan Uzunoğlu

Background

In my opinion, this organization has a very successful and transparent structure. Since they are already member of the network, it was easy to predict that they were already competent on many criteria. My checks also confirmed this. I think this application is a successful application. Nothing needs to change or improve. I only made small suggestions on some items; but these were not about issues that contradicted the criteria, but rather issues like user access. 

Assessment Conclusion

Financially, organizationally and practically satisfactory application. The information and documents presented are sufficient. All the standards that IFCN members must comply with have been implemented. Interaction with the audience and comprehensibility of analysis is good. No problem is observed in the implementation of the methodology.

Therefore, I found this application sufficient and successful.

on 12-Nov-2020 (5 months ago)

Sarphan Uzunoğlu assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Finansal, organizasyonel ve pratik bakımdan tatmin edici bir başvuru. Sunulan bilgi ve belgeler yeterli. IFCN üyelerinin uyması gereken standartların tamamı uygulanmış. Kitle ile etkileşim ve analizlerin anlaşılabilirliği iyi durumda. Metodolojinin uygulanmasında hiçbir sıkıntı gözlenmiyor.

Bu nedenle bu başvuruyu yeterli ve başarılı buldum.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago)

Doğruluk Payı is a project of Izlemedeyiz Association (On Watch Association). OW is an officially registered NGO in Turkey. Doğruluk Payı is a registered trademark of the organization and the organization has all the intellectual property.

https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf Izlemedeyiz_Faaliyet... (1 MB) picture_as_pdf İçişleri Bakanlıg... (99 KB)
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago)

They are a distinct team or unit within a legally registered non-governmental organization, and details of this are easily found on their website.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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?

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
- Doğruluk Payı project launched in June 2014 to do reliable fact-checking in Turkey which was highly needed just before the presidential elections in August 2014.

 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
- 9 full-time, 1 part-time and around 10 volunteers. 1 Executive Director, 1 Chief Editor, 3 editors, 1 graphic designer, 2 video producers, 1 reporter and digital coordinator.

 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
- Political fact-checking, informative articles, promise tracking, verification, videos, workshops.

 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?
- Creating more fact-checking materials both in quantity and quality and to reach more people in Turkey.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

All the answers are valid and seem to be in accordance with IFCN's regulations.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

We've submitted more than 250 written fact-checking contents in the last 6 months. You can find them on our website; https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant has published sufficient amount of fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

All political analysis in Turkey is on the discourse of diplomatic and bureaucratic actors and this is consistent with the policy.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Doğruluk Payı or Izlemedeyiz Association doesn't have any kind of relationship with the Turkish politicians, political parties or the state itself. The association receives some financial yearly grants from the Swedish Consulate, German Embassy and USA Embassy in Turkey but none of them are related to the fact-checking contents.

You can find more financial information at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

There is no single sign of government intervention on the content or the organizational structure.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Doğruluk Payı or Izlemedeyiz Association doesn't have any kind of relationship with the Turkish politicians, political parties or the state itself. The association receives some financial yearly grants from the Swedish Consulate, German Embassy and USA Embassy in Turkey but none of them are related to the fact-checking contents.

You can find more information about our editorial policies at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Their editorial criteria are very clear. Evaluation criteria are well defined publicly.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Doğruluk Payı looks through claims on daily basis and the editorial board picks claims based on their nature of whether they can be fact-checked or not, and the ratio of political parties/fact-checks, to make sure political parties take place in our fact-checks in a ratio with their representation in Turkish National Parliament.

1- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (AK Party) - False: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/istihdama-bakiyoruz-19-6-milyon-kisiydi-biz-geldigimizde-su-anda-28-milyon-80-bin

2 - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (AK Party) - True: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/hindistan-borsasi-nin-yuzde-18-japonya-nin-yuzde-20-amerika-nin-yuzde-21-ingiltere-nin-yuzde-22-almanya-nin-26-italya-nin-yuzde-32-deger-kaybettigi-28-subat-16-mart-tarihleri-arasinda-bizim-kaybimiz-y

3 - Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (CHP) - True: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/kemal-kilicdaroglu/her-bir-saatte-turkiye-cumhuriyeti-devleti-nin-odedigi-faiz-2-milyon-saat-basina-odedigimiz-faiz-2-milyon
4 - Özgür Özel (CHP) - False: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/ozgur-ozel/adalet-ve-kalkinma-partisi-nin-18-yil-boyunca-en-cok-bakan-degistirdikleri-milli-egitim-alani

5 - Lütfü Türkkan (IYI Party) - False: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/lutfu-turkkan/dunyanin-en-cok-bugday-ithal-eden-ulkesi-haline-gelen-turkiye
6 - Meral Akşener (IYI Party) - True: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/meral-aksener/gecmisten-gunumuze-degisen-sinav-sistemi

7 - Anti-Government Disinformation - https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/berat-albayrak-in-a-haber-de-yayinlanan-programa-katilip-2001-krizinin-etkilerinin-halen-devam-ediyor-dedigi-iddiasi
8 - Pro-Government Disinformation - https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/ekrem-imamoglu-nun-ucretsiz-oldugu-iddia-edilen-cenaze-islerini-ucretli-hale-getirdigi-iddiasi

9 - Saruhan Oluç (HDP) - False: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/hakki-saruhan-oluc/dunyanin-hicbir-ulkesinde-koronavirus-salgini-doneminde-olmazken-turkiye-de-issizligin-azaldigina-dair-bir-veri-yayinlandi
10 - Garo Paylan (HDP) - True: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/garo-paylan/dunyada-faizler-sifira-yakinken-ulkemizin-hazinesinin-dolar-tahvilleri-9-faiz-bankalarimizin-dolar-tahvilleri-12-faiz-veriyor

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The allegations of actors from different views are considered whether they are true or false. It is seen that both true and false claims of the administrators of the same party are analyzed in several cases.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our selection criteria can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

They have clear selection criteria which are in accordance with IFCN's standards.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Everyone referred is well-described with their existing and former titles whenever needed.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Doğruluk Payı's neutrality policy is very precise. The social media visibility of the members of the Doğruluk Payı editorial team is also completely free of political biases and partisanship.

They have no direct or indirect ties to any political movement.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our editorial policy can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Relevant details can be found on their editorial policy.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Links, graphs and statistics are regularly used by Doğruluk Payı editors. The sources of information are dominantly publicly available.

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done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant uses the statistics derivated from governmental data sources in most cases. Data that can be publicly found on governmental and non-governmental organizations' websites are available there. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The analyzes that Doğruluk Payı is working on consist mostly of objectively verifiable issues. Consequently, institutions that provide biased data are often not needed. However, when there are controversial issues, they do not hesitate to share the statistical data of institutions providing different data.



done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The applicant identifies the relevant interests of the sources where available.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Doğruluk Payı is a fact-checking project of Izlemedeyiz Association which is an independent and officially registered NGO based in Istanbul/Turkey.

Doğruluk Payı's legal and financial statement can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda


Files Attached
picture_as_pdf Izlemedeyiz_Faaliyet... (1 MB)
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

They have hyperlink that redirects the visitors to their financial balance from the web site's about page. This is highly transparent and in accordance with IFCN's standards. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jIOG2dTAR8IjzNDoq1C9DK6mGN9gkVMvwVtXeamXuZ0/edit?usp=sharing 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Doğruluk Payı is a fact-checking project of Izlemedeyiz Association which is an independent and officially registered NGO based in Istanbul/Turkey.

A related statement can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

They are a project of a legally registered non-governmental organization and this is stated on their website.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Organizational structure can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Information about their staff and organizational structure is available on the about section of their website.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago)

All of our key actors, including our executive and editors and their bios, are on this page of our website: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

All members of the staff are listed and their bios are hyperlinked.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our followers can easily reach us through e-mail, phone, social media accounts and personal contact points. All our institutional contact points can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Their followers can easily reach us through e-mail, phone, social media accounts and personal contact points. They are available on all relevant social networks in Turkey and their web design also enables people to find social media links easily.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our explained methodology can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Their methodology can be found on their web page and it is publicly available to their audience. All the details about the way they work on stories are defined in a detailed way.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

As mentioned in their methodology they have three main criteria they consider before analyzing a claim:

* The qualitative and quantitative data shown as the basis of the claim are in agreement with the data in public sources.

* The quality of the sources for which qualitative and quantitative data are verified / falsified.

* Purpose of allegation and appropriateness of context.

These are all in accordance with IFCN's code of principles and parallel with other IFCN members' activities.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Analyzes with different data sets and expressions are available. Differences between expressions and data sets were evaluated objectively.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Due to its format and data-oriented approach, Doğruluk Payı is a very meticulous institution in this regard. Information such as the institutions from which the data was taken and the dates the data was collected are available in the contents. Quality data sets are prioritized, and data directly from the state or non-state actors whose methodology is acceptable are included.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

All parties are allowed to provide data, comment and corrections where possible.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago)

Our website doesn't have a direct channel or a page that allows our users to submit a claim to fact-check to us. But we constantly encourage our followers via our official social media channels to reach us with the claims that they want us to fact-check. There are some visuals and social media links that these calls that we do can be seen easily;

https://twitter.com/dogrulukpayicom/status/958637230909730816?s=20

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Although the existence of such a module on the web is necessary, it is frequently observed that content is offered to Doğruluk Share via social networks.

Although I am not going to request changes, I find it necessary to add such a module to the web.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our correction policy can be found at: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Their policy can be easily found on their web site.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The policy explains the focus of the project and what might be covered or not very well. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago)

There was no serious correction request has been reached to us over the previous year.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

There seems to be no problem about this criteria since there hasn't been a case to cover last year.


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Our existing signatory status and the link to the complaints page of the IFCN can be found at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

On the bottom of their web page, they have a link available.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Doğruluk Payı
06-Oct-2020 (6 months ago)

Doğruluk Payı is not a fact-checking unit of a media company.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
04-Nov-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

It is an independent fact-checking operation operating under a NGO, not unit of a media company.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.