Doğruluk Payı

Organization: Doğruluk Payı
Applicant: Batuhan Ersun
Assessor: Sarphan Uzunoğlu
Conclusion and recommendations
on 13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Sarphan Uzunoğlu wrote:

Doğruluk Payı is a legitimate and neutral organization, which is followed by different audiences in Turkey. Their contents are totally parallel to their methodology and principles of IFCN. Their methodology and criterions of evaluation are in parallel with their publication practices. They regularly publish analyses and their digital properties enable their readers to access information and make claims as it is expected. Therefore, I highly recommend accepting their application.

on 13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Sarphan Uzunoğlu recommended Accept


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
12-Sep-2019 (3 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.

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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

This document proves that Doğruluk Payı is a legitimate fact-checking organization operating under Izlemedeyiz Association (which is a legally recognized organization). Their objectives are parallel to statements of Izlemedeyiz Association. 


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Doğruluk Payı is very regularly publishing factchecks in their websites.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Doğruluk Payı 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- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - True https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/2002-de-faiz-harcamalari-vergi-gelirlerimizin-yuzde-86-sina-karsilik-geliyordu-bir-baska-ifadeyle-topladigimiz-her-100-liralik-verginin-86-lirasini-faiz-odemesine-ayiriyorduk-2017-kesin-rakamlari-itib

2 - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - False https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/recep-tayyip-erdogan/isgucu-arzimiz-yani-isgucune-katilim-orani-gecmiste-hic-olmadigi-kadar-yuksek-bir-seviyeye-cikti

3 - Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu - True https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/kemal-kilicdaroglu/5-yillik-10-kalkinma-plani-nda-hedef-ne-oldu-gerceklesme-ne-oldu-sapmalar-ne-oldu-beyefendi-senin-hicbir-hedefin-tutmadi

4 - Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu - False https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/kemal-kilicdaroglu/asgari-ucret-enflasyon-karsisinda-dustu-yani-eridi

5 - Selahattin Demirtaş - True https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/selahattin-demirtas/ortadogu-dan-turkiye-ye-siginan-hic-kimse-multeci-statusu-alamiyor

6 - Selahattin Demirtaş - False https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/selahattin-demirtas/turkiye-cumhuriyeti-nin-en-kapsamli-valiler-kararnamesini-gecen-ay-gorduk

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

8 - Binali Yıldırım - False https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/binali-yildirim/secim-bir-siyasi-faaliyet-degildir

9 - Ekrem İmamoğlu - True https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/ekrem-imamoglu/bu-sehirde-475-bin-hane-yoksulluk-sinirinin-altinda-yasiyor

10 - Ekrem İmamoğlu - False https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/ekrem-imamoglu/son-10-yilda-turkiye-6-tane-istanbul-buyuklugunde-tarim-alanini-kaybetti

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They provide multiple perspectives/sources for each story and they use profer referencing techniques and they clarify their methodological approach in each story. Their sources are totally visible and referred by links if available. Otherwise they are well-defined.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Our non-partisanship and fairness policies are available on: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

All the members of Doğruluk Payı's editorial board have preserved their objectivity in their work so far. Their social accounts don't seem to show any example of partisanship neither. Likewise, their website and content doesn't have a partisan characteristic and their roof organization (Izlemedeyiz Association) is a very neutral organization too.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

In every fact-check that we publish, the resources that we use, including the source of the fact-checked statement, are provided on that specific fact-check content's page. 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.

Our publication strategy can be found here: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Degerlendirme-Kriterleri

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Open and public sources are used and referred in all analyses. Their understanding of sourcing is totally credible. Criterias listed in their website are also appropriate and fits to even academic standards.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Our most up-to-date sources of funding are listed in a Google Doc on this page of our website: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They have a certainly well functioning and totally transparent spreadsheet about their income and spendings available in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jIOG2dTAR8IjzNDoq1C9DK6mGN9gkVMvwVtXeamXuZ0/edit?usp=sharing (which is a link that is accessible through their about page). It is very rare to have such complete transparency.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Names, profiles and contact details of all the editors and contributors are openly listed in their about page. 


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

Doğruluk Payı
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

Readers can simply email us from iletisim@dogrulukpayi.com and use our social media accounts. We also provide our all contact channels on this page which is on the homepage of our website: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/~Hakkimizda

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Their corporate contact details include their institutional e-mail, phone number and Whatsapp line. These three lines seem to be more than enough for their audience and it is accessible for readers.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Their methodology (evaulation criterias) page is accessible from their homepage and it clearly identifies their methodology and criteria in an understandable way for their readers.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 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 from 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;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dogrulukpayicom/status/989094916667203586?s=20

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogrulukpayi/photos/a.1445752049006436/2197025270545773/?type=3&theater


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Their way of asking for readers' submissions is kind of conventional but they regularly demand their readers to submit their claims/suggestions. 


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

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

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Their correction policy is transparently stated in their website and the way factchecking process works and the way possible mistakes are resolved are openly explained in evaluation criterias page.


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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
12-Sep-2019 (3 months ago)

In the past year, there was no correction request that has reached us from a political actor. There were some corrections made a couple of years ago after some requests. The request can be found in attached.

An example: https://www.dogrulukpayi.com/iddia-kontrolu/orhan-saribal/tarimsal-ham-maddede-ithalat-ihracatin-6-katina-ulasti

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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
13-Sep-2019 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

While there are no many requests for correction sent to them but in the one example where they corrected the analysis, they openly indicate when the correction was made, what was the mistake and how/why they corrected it.


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