Applicant: Krishna Karthik Madhavapeddi
Assessor: Kanchan Kaur
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
Conclusion and recommendations
Kanchan Kaur wrote:
The organisation has complied with nearly all principles and can be accepted.
It is a fairly established fact-checking organisation and averages a little over one fact-check a week. It makes an effort to maintain fairness, though sometimes its infographics might require an edit or two to reflect accuracy. It seems to be pretty clear on it policy on advocacy and has made that clear to its employees.
All key sources are clearly referenced and linked.
Details of funding are not explicitly laid out, but the source of funding—trustees and donors—is quite transparent. The team members and their profiles are clearly listed. Readers can reach out quickly and directly to the organisation with complaints and comments.
Its methodology is succinctly explained and readers can send claims to be checked.
It has an open corrections policy, as is evidenced from the examples it has submitted.