Doğruluk Payı

Organization: Doğruluk Payı
Applicant: Batuhan Ersun
Assessor: Erkan Saka
Edits made by the organization after this assessment

IFCN Staff wrote:

We have gone through the assessment, and found out that our funding sources section assessed as incomplete. We did ask our web designers as we submitted the form and it looks like they acted late to update the section.

The link in the application now shows our funding sources.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jIOG2dTAR8IjzNDoq1C9DK6mGN9gkVMvwVtXeamXuZ0/edit?usp=sharing


Conclusion and recommendations
on 23-Aug-2018 (1 year ago)

Erkan Saka wrote:

I believe the re-design of the website caused some problems. For the sake of attractive design and immediacy to reach readers, some vital information is held behind. I believe all the issues can easily be fixed. Especially naming the sources. But of course, it this causes a problem because of the country's political situation, it should be noted. 

on 23-Aug-2018 (1 year ago)

Erkan Saka recommended Accept with edits


Section 1: Organization

Criterion 1a
Proof of registration
Evidence required: Please provide evidence that the signatory is a legally-registered organization set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking or the distinct fact-checking project of a recognized media house or research institution.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year 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.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf registration documen... (1 MB)
Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

I have reviewed the attached document and checked its validity through state official websites. All is fine. 


done_all 1a marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 1b
Archive
Evidence required: Insert a link to the archive of fact checks published in the previous three months. If you do not collect all fact checks in one place, please explain how the fact-checking is conducted by your organization.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago)

All of our factchecks are available at www.dogrulukpayi.com

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant continues to publish fact checks in regular bases and all those reports can be found in the link given. 


done_all 1b marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Section 2: Nonpartisanship and Fairness

Criterion 2a
Body of work sample
Evidence required: Please share links to ten fact checks that better represent the scope and consistency of your fact-checking. Provide a short explanation of how your organization strives to maintain coherent standards across fact checks.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Dogruluk Payi looks through statements on daily basis and editorial board picks statements 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 Parliament.

1) Binali Yıldırım - True http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/binali-yildirim/gecen-sene-ispanya-ile-ticaretimiz-yuzde-19-artti

2) Binali Yıldırım - False http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/binali-yildirim/bugun-memnuniyet-ve-sevincle-diyorum-ki-kadin-adaylara-en-fazla-yer-veren-parti-ak-parti-dir

3) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu - True http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/kemal-kilicdaroglu/2017-de-bir-ayiptan-soz-edeyim-size-1-milyon-897-bin-524-cocugumuz-okullasamadi

4) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu - False http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/kemal-kilicdaroglu/buyurun-izmir-e-bakalim-en-buyuk-kent-ormani-izmir-de

5) Devlet Bahçeli - True http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/beyanat/5582b456201eb

6) Devlet Bahçeli - False http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/beyanat/5562c383b93fe

7) Selahattin Demirtaş - True http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/beyanat/560e60f6b37f6

8) Selahattin Demirtaş - False http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/beyanat/56bda43fd84d5

9) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - True http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/tasarruf-tesvik-ve-konut-edindirme-yardimi-odemelerini-kim-gerceklestirdi-biz-gerceklestirdik

10) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - False http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/habitat-2-toplantisinda-sonuc-bildirgesine-bir-sey-kaydedildi-neydi-biliyor-musunuz-dunyanin-en-temiz-sehri-istanbul

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant continues to be one of the fairest websites in this regard in Turkish. Examples given are based on a wide spectrum of political views in Turkey.   


done_all 2a marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 2b
Nonpartisanship policy
Evidence required: Please share evidence of your policy preventing staff from direct involvement in political parties and advocacy organizations. Please also indicate the policy your organization has as a whole regarding advocacy and supporting political candidates.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago)

Our nonpartisanship and fairness policy is available on http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/hakkimizda

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Given link does not work. New link is this one: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

I believe during the website re-design this part has gone. There is a video that explains what the project is about but I could not see an explicit statement in this regard. 


done 2b marked as Partially compliant by Erkan Saka.

Section 3: Transparency of Sources

Criterion 3a
Sources Policy
Please share a brief and public explanation (500 words max) of how sources are provided in enough detail that readers could replicate the fact check. If you have a public policy on how you find and use sources for your fact-checking, it should be shared here.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In every of our fact-check, the resources that we use, including the source of the fact-checked statement, are provided on our website. They are just below the end of our fact-check, and easily accessible. No membership required to see the sources.

We use open and public sources to fact-check the claims. Our primary targets for a source are official statistics. Secondary ones are trustworthy international statistical pages. And if we don't have any info from those primary and secondary sources, we search the trustworthy NGOs' reports as sources.

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

I have checked several reports. Sources are listed as explained here. Public explanation can be found here: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri



done_all 3a marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Section 4: Transparency of Funding & Organization

Criterion 4a
Funding Sources
Evidence required: Please link to the section where you publicly list your sources of funding (including, if they exist, any rules around which types of funding you do or don't accept), or a statement on ownership if you are the branch of an established media organization or research institution.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our sources of funding are listed on this page of our website: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There is a link to Google Doc that details 2017 budget but does not provide any funding sources. In the given link, I could not see source name, too. 


cancel 4a marked as Non compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 4b
Staff
Evidence required: Please link to the section detailing all authors and key actors behind your fact-checking project with their biographies. You can also list the name and bios of the members of the editorial board, pool of experts, advisory board, etc. if your organization has those.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

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

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They are clearly listed and their biographies can be reached by clicking on the names.


done_all 4b marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 4c
Contact
Evidence required: Please link to the section where readers can get in touch with the organization.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Readers can simply email us from iletisim@dogrulukpayi.com and use our social media accounts. We also provide our all contact lists on this page: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

It is easy to find out contact information once the reader reaches the given link (About us page). However, finding the about page may not be easy for many readers. I strongly suggest the link to "Hakkında" should be more visible.


done 4c marked as Partially compliant by Erkan Saka.

Section 5: Transparency of Methodology

Criterion 5a
Detailed Methodology
Evidence required: Please link to a section or article detailing the steps you follow for your fact-checking work.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our methodology is publicly available at http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The methodology is clear and detailed enough. 


done_all 5a marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 5b
Claim submissions
Evidence required: Please link to the page or process through which readers can submit claims to fact-check. If you do not allow this, please briefly explain why.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We constantly share visuals to call people to send claims to us. We use Facebook and Twitter for these calls all the time. Here are two links that we call our readers to send us fact-checks. https://www.facebook.com/dogrulukpayi/photos/a.1445752049006436.1073741828.1437665699815071/2197025270545773/?type=3&theater https://twitter.com/dogrulukpayicom/status/989094916667203586 Also in our Twitter and Facebook cover photos, we use the same visual that asks our readers to send us claims to fact-check. http://www.facebook.com/dogrulukpayi

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Maybe a quick reminder that explains what kind of statements can be analyzed could be added to these calls to readers. 


done_all 5b marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Section 6: Open & Honest Corrections Policy

Criterion 6a
Corrections policy
Evidence required: Please link to the page with your policy to address corrections. If it is not public, please share your organization's handbook.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our correction policy is available at http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Policies are listed in the given link. 


done_all 6a marked as Fully compliant by Erkan Saka.

Criterion 6b
Examples of corrections
Evidence required: Please provide two examples of a correction made, or correction requests handled, in the past year.

Doğruluk Payı
09-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We had only one example of a correction last year. You can see the related page on here http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/orhan-saribal/tarimsal-ham-maddede-ithalat-ihracatin-6-katina-ulasti

We can also provide detailed corrections in our social media accounts.

Erkan Saka Assessor
21-Aug-2018 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

I could not get what was corrected exactly. It could be clearer. 


done 6b marked as Partially compliant by Erkan Saka.