Applicant: Kristoffer Egeberg
Assessor: Ester Appelgren
Conclusion and recommendations
Ester Appelgren wrote:
Faktisk is a nice and extremely ambitious initiative. With the rich data-driven content, it is a stand alone journalistic publication in itself, even though it is based on already published claims. I truly enjoyed reading the content.
Faktisk.no follows the Fact-Checkers’ Code of Principles, except for two criteria:
1. The website has only existed since the 5th of July 2017. It is therefore impossible to evaluate the site during a three month period as stated in the criteria (It has only existed for a few weeks!).
Since it’s introduction, Faktisk.no has published at least one report a day (mon-fri), sometimes more. The reports, as well as the website’s About us section are in line with the Code of Principles and I recommend that it is approved, even though it has existed for such a short time. The reason for my approval is that the site is run by experienced investigative journalists and is owned by four of the largest Norwegian media companies.
2. In the “About section”, there is no overview of spendings and it is unclear how much external funding that the initiative have received so far. I therefore recommend that overall spendings and a more detailed list of the obtained funding is included in the “Om oss” (About Us) section or in a separate document that can be reached with a link from this section page.