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Doğruluk Payı

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

Background

Turkey's oldest fact-checking institution, DP, in my opinion, has performed well in the past years. Their performance this past year also sets a good example, despite the country's heavily polarized situation. The website of the institution, which was renewed after the application, created a more accessible and understandable user experience, more suitable for the demands of IFCN. We don't usually see many of the bugs seen on new sites. On the contrary, a more constructive attitude prevails in areas such as submission and communication.

Assessment Conclusion

As in previous years, the institution sent an application this year without any problems. As the websites were transformed, I had to search and find some links in the application myself; but this was not a problem. All information was easily accessible. It is possible to talk about a better segmented content structure compared to the past. Their political verification has increased compared to last year. I think this is an important achievement for Turkish democracy and freedom of expression. The COVID 19 agenda had somewhat disrupted the DP's most important function in Turkey, namely the political verification leg, last year. This year, however, the approach of the first period has been returned, albeit not completely. This is very positive for Turkey's information ecosystem.

In the light of the application form they sent, I think that the application of the institution should definitely be accepted.

on 31-Mar-2022 (1 year ago)

Sarphan Uzunoğlu assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Kurum, önceki yıllarda olduğu gibi bu yıl da sorunsuz bir başvuru hazırlamış. Web siteleri değiştiğinden, bazı bağlantıları kendim aramak ve bulmak zorunda kaldım; ama bu bir sorun değildi. Tüm bilgilere kolayca erişebildim ve bu kullanıcı gözünden baktığımızda olumlu bir gelişme. Geçmişe göre daha iyi bölümlenmiş bir içerik yapısından bahsetmek mümkün. Siyasi doğrulamaları geçen yıla göre artmış. Bunun Türk demokrasisi ve ifade özgürlüğü için önemli bir başarı olduğunu düşünüyorum. Geçen yıl COVID 19 gündemi, DP'nin Türkiye'deki en önemli işlevi olan siyasi doğrulama ayağını bir nebze sekteye uğratmıştı. Ancak bu yıl ilk dönem yaklaşımına tam olarak olmasa da dönülmüştür. Bu, Türkiye'nin bilgi ekosistemi için çok olumlu.

Gönderdikleri bilgiler ışığında kurumun başvurusunun kesinlikle kabul edilmesi gerektiğini düşünüyorum. 

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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 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.

Updated link  https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf Izlemedeyiz_Faaliyet... (1 MB) picture_as_pdf İçişleri Bakanlıg... (99 KB)
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They are operating under an officially registered NGO and they have a valid trademark. 


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?

- Doğruluk Payı project was 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?

- 7 full-time, 4 part-time and around 3 volunteers. 1 Executive Director, 1 Chief Editor, 6 editors, 1 graphic designer, 1 reporter and digital coordinator.

3. What different activities does your organization carry out?

- 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 especially when the country is heading to an important election year.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They are an organization established with the mission and vision of a fact-checking organization and they continue to operate accordingly.

They have provided sufficient info on their human resources and their work regimes.

They have informed enough about their other and non-conflicting operations.

They made generally satisfactory comments about their future goals.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

We've submitted more than 320 written fact-checking contents in the last 6 months. You can find them on our website; https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They publish more regularly than enough.


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.

Doğruluk Payı
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Most of the pieces published by Doğruluk Payı are focused on issues such as economics, international conflicts, politics, labor and science. They are all in line with IFCN's values. Their content also provide social value for their readers.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years 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 but it's not related to the fact-checking contents of Doğruluk Payı. That grant covers some office costs such as cleaning, kitchen expenses and some utilities.

You can find more information about the grants at: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

I've found no conflicting information about their statement. They seem to be financially impartial and transparent too.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year 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 but it's not related to the fact-checking contents of Doğruluk Payı. That grant covers some office costs such as cleaning, kitchen expenses and some utilities.

You can find more information about our editorial policies at: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Related information is provided and satisfactory.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

Doğruluk Payı looks through claims on a daily basis and the editorial board picks claims based on their nature of whether they can be fact-checked or not, and if they are circulating around the public information channels. We don't have an interest in the political nature of the claims.

1- Anti-government false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/videoda-yer-alan-yatin-cumhurbaskani-erdogan-icin-hazirlandigi-iddiasi

2- Anti-government false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/fahrettin-koca-turkovac-olmadi-mi

3- Pro-government false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/ibb-tarafindan-yapildigi-iddia-edilen-buradan-metro-gecebilirdi-cumhurbaskani-onaylamadi-ifadesini-tasiyan-afis-gercek-mi-ibb-tarafindan-yapildigi-iddia-edilen-buradan-metro-gecebilirdi-cumhurbaskani

4- Historical false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/fotograf-mustafa-kemal-ve-ic-makedon-devrimci-orgutu-lideri-sandanski-yi-mi-gosteriyor

5- Pro-government partly false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/hedefe-atis-yapabilen-ilk-denizaltinin-ii-abdulhamid-tarafindan-yapildigi-iddiasi

6- Health-related false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/danistay-in-maske-takmanin-55-zararli-oldugunu-acikladigi-iddiasi

7- Anti-government true claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/giresun-seka-fabrikasi-5-milyon-liraya-ozellestirilip-68-milyon-liraya-geri-mi-alindi

8- Anti-government true claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/avrupa-da-son-2-yilda-elektrik-fiyatlarina-gelen-zamlar-ile-ilgili-iddialar

9- Anti-government false claim: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/turkiye-en-dusuk-kablolu-internet-hizina-sahip-bes-ulkeden-biri-mi

10- Multi-source and multi-tools partly-false fact-check: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/dogrulama/cengiz-insaat-in-sahili-doldurarak-5-yildizli-otel-yaptigi-iddiasi

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
I went through all the stories they provided links of and I found out that statements or claims by various political actors or actors with various political backgrounds have been analyzed. It is impossible to speak about a bias or a politically selective editorial policy. 



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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our selection criteria can be found at:Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They have a specific page named evaluation criteria and this page includes a statement about unbiased fact-checking and story selection process.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Especially since DP was established as a platform focused on political statements in the past, in the light of their methodology and regular workflow, they seem to be very careful about using definitions of any potential links to political movements or relevant interests in the issue. 


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.

Doğruluk Payı
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

I've reviewed pieces and social media usage practices of the platform and publicly available information about them on web. I've seen no sign of political involvement in a movement, party or relevant organization and they don't have an editorial policy in line with specific agenda of any political party.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There is a publicly available policy about this criteria on the page they provided the link of.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Factchecks are made with resources in accordance with the information hierarchy and methodology.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Although access to primary information in Turkey is often difficult due to the political regime in the country, DP always sticks to the source hierarchy in its methodology, with open data access and contacts brought about by the nonpartisan approach.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The institution's methodology is established, independent, and always focused on the inclusion of alternative data sets and sources, and the methodology is adhered to.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

All kinds of possible interests, current and old titles that may cause interest are definitely stated in the contents.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years 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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

It is a legal organization and financially transparent. Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda



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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years 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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They are a project of independent CSO and it is publicly mentioned on their website. Their about page (available at Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda has all the relevant information.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Organizational structure can be found at: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Their about page (available at Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda has all the relevant information.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

All of our key actors, including our executive and editors and their bios, are on this page of our website: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Their about page (available at Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda) has all the relevant information. And it is accessible to all readers.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year 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: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They have a contact sub-section under their about page. I really think that this could be improved through and independent contact page. I won't request and immediate change but I want to state it just in case.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our explained methodology can be found at:Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There is a publicly available web page designated for providing information about methodology and it is understandable and accessible.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Necessary information is given on the methodology page on how the importance of the claim is determined. The criteria set forth in terms of social benefit and conformity are very satisfactory and these criteria are followed. The applicability of the methodology is taken into account.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Sources are not isolated just for the consistency of the story. References are made to counter-sources where necessary.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the examples I have examined, I have not come across any application that contradicts this criterion.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the examples I have examined, I have not come across any application that contradicts this criterion.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

Our current 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

Our new website is about to be public in February 2022 and via this new website, we will have a specific page that will allow our users to send us the claims or the news that they want to be fact-checked.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As they promised, their new website has a call to action button for those who would like to send their claims: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/supheli-iddia-ilet 


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our correction policy can be found at: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Their methodology page (https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji) includes information regarding their corrections or complaints policy. See section 5.4 and 5.5 on the link for relevant details.


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
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

They clearly defined conditions of correction and how it will be seen by users.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Although I have not come across any corrections made this year, the statement about the corrections to be made in the methodology ...


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our existing signatory status and the link to the complaints page of the IFCN can be found at: Updated link https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/sayfa/metodoloji 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Related information is provided in line with IFCN's demands.


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
31-Jan-2022 (2 years ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
28-Mar-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

No extra info needed.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.