Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)

Organization: Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
Applicant: Thanos Sitistas
Assessor: Nikolaos Panagiotou

Background

Ellinika Hoaxes was founded in 2013 as the first coordinated effort in Greece, to help combat the ever-growing issue of misinformation. The organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking. Its structure is clear and meats the professional standards needed. The legal status is visible in the top header that ensures users see and understand how the organization operates and its status. Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes) , is a legally registered civil non-profit company by the name “ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΗ ΚΕΡΔΟΣΚΟΠΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΛΕΜΗΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΗΣΗΣ”, set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking. It is located at Chrysospathi 2, Thessaloniki, Greece, with VAT number 996880116.

The applicant meets the criteria set as he regularly conducts fact checking. They publish more than 10 fact-checks per week

Assessment Conclusion

The organisation has a track record in fact checking, in compliance with IFCN codes and principles. They have been granted and follow IFCN signatory status as a legally registered organization set up for the purpose of fact-checking that regularly publish non-partisan reports on the factual accuracy of statements by public figures and prominent institutions and widely circulated claims in text, visual and other formats focused primarily on claims related to public interest issues. They have a transparent policy and methodology as well a policy to welcome corrections, comments and suggestions. They publishes evidence that is verifiable and easy to access on its website and widely used as a reference point from media organisations, Universities etc. Ellinika Hoaxes should continue to invest in their team in order to keep up with a demanding environment of continuous challenges

on 08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago)

Nikolaos Panagiotou assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Τα Ellinika Hoaxes με τη δουλειά τους έχουν κατακτήσει το δικαίωμα να έχουν το IFCN signatory status.  Για την πολιτική τους, τις συνεχείς επενδύσεις στο ανθρώπινο δυναμικό,την αυστηρή τήρηση των πρωτοκόλλων, επίκαιρης μεθοδολογίας και ενεργειών που απαιτούνται προκειμένου να φέρουν σε πέρας το έργο τους. Επισημαίνω τα στοιχεία αυτά που αποτελούν σημεία αναγνώρισης, αποδοχής και εξέλλιξης. Η πολιτική αυτή πρέπει να συνεχιστεί όπως και η επένδυση στο ανθρώπινο δυναμικό και τα νέα εργαλεία και τεχνικές προκειμένου να ανταποκριθούν στις σύγχρονες εξελίξεις και σε ένα ιδιαίτερα απαιτητικό περιβάλλον. 

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our legal status is always visible in the top header. Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes) (ellinikahoaxes.gr), is a legally registered civil non-profit company by the name “ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΗ ΚΕΡΔΟΣΚΟΠΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΛΕΜΗΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΗΣΗΣ”, set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking. It is located at Chrysospathi 2, Thessaloniki, Greece, with VAT number 996880116.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/about-us/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The legal status is visible in the top header that ensures users see and understand how the organization operates and its status. Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes) , is a legally registered civil non-profit company by the name “ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΗ ΚΕΡΔΟΣΚΟΠΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΛΕΜΗΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΗΣΗΣ”, set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking. It is located at Chrysospathi 2, Thessaloniki, Greece, with VAT number 996880116.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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?

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

1. Ellinika Hoaxes was founded in 2013 as the first coordinated effort in Greece, to help combat the ever-growing issue of misinformation. As of November 11, 2018, Ellinika Hoaxes is registered as a civil non-profit company.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/about-us/

2. Ellinika Hoaxes has 11 editorial members, of whom 4 contribute voluntarily and 7 receive payment. Founder/Fact-Checker, two Senior Editors/Fact-Checkers, and one Junior Editor/Fact-Checker do not receive payment. Editor in Chief and 6 Junior Editors/Fact Checkers receive payment. Ellinika Hoaxes also employs two social media handlers, one secretary and one translator. One IT technician occasionally contributes voluntarily.

3. Ellinika Hoaxes focuses solely on fact-checking and on occasion produces articles concerning information literacy.

4. Employing more fact-checkers to cover more fake news. Maintaining and establishing more partnerships with other fact-checking organizations and non-governmental institutions, foreign and domestic, that focus on tackling the spread of disinformation.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes was founded in 2013 as the first coordinated effort in Greece, to help combat the ever-growing issue of misinformation.  The  organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking. Its structure is clear and meats the professional standards  needed. 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Here you can find all our fact-checks in chronological order, beginning with the most recently published: https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/category/kathgories/

We publish on average 12 fact-checks per week.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant meets the criteria set as he regularly conducts fact checking. They publish more than 10 fact-checks per week


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The fact check published over the three months meets the criteria set from IFCN. More specifically Ellinika Hoaxes publish more than 10 fact checking per week. The cover a variety of issues with a special emphasis in the last months for Covid 19 and vaccination. 4. On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
We have no commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties, and politically affiliated institutions in the country. Also, we did not receive any funding from foreign or local state or political actors for 2020-21. Such activities are strictly forbidden by our charter.
Files Attached
insert_drive_file Charter.docx (21 KB)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes have no  commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties, and politically affiliated institutions in the country. In addition they have not receive any funding from foreign or local state or political actors for 2020-21. Their charter forbids these activities


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The organisation did not received any such funding.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

When fact-checking, we follow a specific process that is clearly defined here. All relevant fact-checks are based on factual evidence and do not express personal opinions. Ellinika Hoaxes uses the same high standards of evidence and judgment for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim. After a political fact-check is submitted by one of our fact-checkers, it is reviewed in order to establish the validity of the facts and that the topic was presented in a balanced and neutral way. This assessment is conducted by the founder, the editor in chief, and the senior editor, before publishing. Our fact checks are structured in such a way that presents the topic in question in a clear and sequential order beginning with the claim we are investigating and ending with the conclusions in order to help our readers navigate the available information in the easiest and most comprehensive way possible, while at the same time providing them with all sources we utilized in order to produce the fact-checking article in order for our methodology to be as transparent as possible.

10 fact checks published over the past year submitted for political non-partisanship evaluation:

1: Altered photo of Syriza MP presented as genuine

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/06/08/nasos-iliopoylos/

2: Another altered photo of Syriza MP presented as genuine

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/07/10/rallia-christidou-dress-code-parliament/

3: Fake posters of SYRIZA Party

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/10/28/syriza-vakas-fake-posts/

4: Altered photo of former President of Parliament

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/10/10/i-parapoiimeni-eikona-tou-nikou-voutsi-me-ton-niko-michaloliako/

5: Current Minister for Development and Investment posted older photos of squatting in schools and presented them as current

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/10/05/eikones-palaioteron-katalipseon-anartithikan-sta-mkd-apo-ton-adoni-georgiadi/

6: Fake claim about the number of vaccinations by the current prime minister

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/05/03/3-million-people-have-been-vaccinated-for-covid-19-by-may-1st-according-to-the-greek-prime-minister-misinformation/

7: Fake claim by the former prime minister about COVID-19 deaths

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/04/23/ochi-i-ellada-den-einai-proti-stous-thanatous-covid-19-stin-ee/

8: Fake claims about SYRIZA Party Youth flyers

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/03/16/neolaia-syriza-flyer/

9: Fake claim about alleged deactivation of comments in prime ministers YouTube channel

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/03/17/fact-check-prime-minster-youtube-comments/

10: Altered photo presented by a minister in the Greek Parliament

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2021/03/23/fake_photo_georgiadis_vouli/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The links provided for the 10 fact checks published over the past year  demonstrate their non-partisanship. The process that they follow uses the same  high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, they follow the same essential process for every fact check while evidence determines their conclusion.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Specific details explaining how claims are selected for fact-checking, how we ensure we do not unduly focus on any one side, and how we take into account the reach and importance of each claim, can be found here: https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/transparency-and-methodology/

Claims we select to check are prioritized according to reader requests, virality, impact, whether or not the claim in question can lead to intimidation and/or physical harm by targeting individuals and/or specific groups of people, as well as conspiracy theories that permeate and have a significant impact upon the Greek society (for example, various antisemitic conspiracy theories that are very popular in Greece, conspiracy theories about vaccines, etc).

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes  provide enough details of all sources used to enable users to replicate their work.  They use primary sources wherever possible and they have checked  a contestable source against other sources in various instances. The procedure that they follow allow the reader to understand the procedure and the sources used and referenced. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Regarding the criteria 2.3 the links provided for the 10 fact checks published over the past year demonstrate their non-partisanship. The process that they follow uses the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, they follow the same essential process for every fact check while evidence determines their conclusion. Ellinika Hoaxes provide enough details of all sources used to enable users to replicate their work. They use primary sources wherever possible and they have checked a contestable source against other sources in various instances. The procedure that they follow allow the reader to understand the procedure and the sources used and referenced.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

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. 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.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our dedicated page about non-partisanship and independence:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/financing-indepedence

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Through their charter and their webpage the non-partisanship independence is clearly stated and proved


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

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. They use the best available primary. sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. In some cases secondary sources where used due to the fact that suitable primary sources are not available. In every case the use of sources haas been detailed explained. 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. 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.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following the review of the sources used in the randomly 20 fact checks I have identified  the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online. It was presented  in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following my review of the applicants use of sources through randomised examination of sample of its fact checks. the organisation complies with the criteria set from IFCN Code of Principles


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. 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.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Financing and legal form

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/financing-indepedence/

Ellinika Hoaxes is an independent organization and is not a unit of a media house or parent organization.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/about-us/

Charter attached.

Files Attached
insert_drive_file Charter.docx (21 KB)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes is an independent organization not related with a media house or parent organizaion


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes is an independent organisation according to their charter and the documents provided


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
You can see a list of all our staff and their roles at: https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/who-are-we/
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Through the website is clear the organizational structure, how and by whom editorial control is exercised and the roles assigned to personell


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our dedicated page containing the names and resumes of all our members. You can access each individual resume, by clicking on the name:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/who-are-we/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The link shared from Ellinika Hoaxes  website contains  the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in their organization’s editorial output.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In our "who are we" section, users can click on each of our team members' names and access their biography. At the bottom of each biography, readers can find contact emails for each member.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/who-are-we/

Users can also reach out to us via our contact form.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/contact-us/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Through the links provided it is clearly shown to users how to reach individually the members/staff of the organisation.  In the "who are we" section, users can click on each of our team members' names and access their biography. At the bottom of each biography, readers can find contact emails for each member. https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/who-are-we/

In addition they are encouraged to reach the organisation through their contact form.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/contact-us/


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our dedicated page detailing our methodology:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/transparency-and-methodology/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There is a dedicated page explaining Ellinika Hoaxes methodology https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/transparency-and-methodology/

The  link provided  to the statement on their website explains the methodology they use to select, research, write and publish their fact checks


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following the review in a  randomised sample of Ellinika Hoaxes fact checks the methodology used is in compliance set with the criteria set from IFCN.Ellinika Hoaxes work to the highest professional standards and explain the methodology they use to select, research, write and publish their fact checks. They encourage users to send claims to fact-check and are transparent on why and how they fact-check.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following the review in a randomised sample of Ellinika Hoaxes fact checks the methodology used is in compliance set with the criteria set from IFCN. Ellinika Hoaxes work to the highest professional standards and explain the methodology they use to select, research, write and publish their fact checks. They encourage users to send claims to fact-check and are transparent on why and how they fact-check.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Following the review in a randomised sample of Ellinika Hoaxes fact checks the methodology used is in compliance set with the criteria set from IFCN. Ellinika Hoaxes work to the highest professional standards and explain the methodology they use to select, research, write and publish their fact checks. They encourage users to send claims to fact-check and are transparent on why and how they fact-check.

done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following the review in a randomised sample of Ellinika Hoaxes fact checks the methodology used is in compliance set with the criteria set from IFCN. Ellinika Hoaxes work to the highest professional standards and explain the methodology they use to select, research, write and publish their fact checks. They encourage users to send claims to fact-check and are transparent on why and how they fact-check. The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks. The applicant assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same standards as applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim. The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence. 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.And Ellinika Hoaxes sets out relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.



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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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Users are encouraged to send claims to check in our "policy and participation" page, our "transparency and methodology" page, as well as our "contact us" page. Readers are informed about what to expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable in our "policy and participation" page, as well as in our "transparency and methodology" page. There is also a relevant button in the header to make it more visible.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/transparency-and-methodology/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/contact-us/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Users are encouraged to send claims to check in their "policy and participation" page, our "transparency and methodology" page, as well as their "contact us" page. Readers are informed about what to expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable in our "policy and participation" page, as well as in their "transparency and methodology" page. There is also a relevant button in the header of their webpage to make it more visible. They provide the following links:  https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/transparency-and-methodology/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/contact-us/


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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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our list of corrections and complaints policy can be found in the following links:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/list-of-corrections/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes have a list of corrections and complaints policy can be found in the following links: https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/list-of-corrections/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/


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

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Following my review of the corrections policy of Ellinika Hoaxes, I verify that their policy meets the following criteria. And more specifically : i) The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts ii) 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 iii) 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 iv)  The applicant,  an existing signatory, 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.


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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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Each correction request was processed by the senior editorial team. Requests for corrections are promptly examined and potential changes to our fact-checking articles are decided after a unanimous decision from the Founder, the Editor in Chief, and the Senior Editor.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

Recent corrections:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/01/13/abortion-claims-debunked/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/06/17/fake-news-art-lessons-banned-from-secondary-education/


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Each correction request was processed by the senior editorial team. Requests for corrections are promptly examined and potential changes to our fact-checking articles are decided after a unanimous decision from the Founder, the Editor in Chief, and the Senior Editor.

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

Recent corrections:

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/01/13/abortion-claims-debunked/

https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/2020/06/17/fake-news-art-lessons-banned-from-secondary-education/


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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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the following link https://www.ellinikahoaxes.gr/correction-policy-and-participation/

Ellinika Hoaxes  inform users that if they believe that they are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.


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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.

Ellinika Hoaxes (Greek Hoaxes)
13-May-2021 (1 year ago)
No parent media.
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
08-Jun-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Ellinika Hoaxes are not related or connected with a parent media company


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