The policy on advocacy and not being involved in political organizations lacks transparency.
According to the editors: “We have a policy that staffers and students must sign that states they cannot be involved in any political or advocacy organizations, and they cannot make any contributions to such organizations.”
While this policy is important to have, it’s purely an internal document right now. Given today’s media environment and the repeated claims of “fake news,” FactCheck.org would do well to be transparent about this policy and to publish its policy prominently on the site. A public explanation as to how this is enforced and how staff are prevented from taking part in advocacy would be helpful as well.
2b marked as Partially compliant by Steve Fox.