Fatabyyano

Organization: Fatabyyano project
Applicant: Moath Nabeel Althaher
Assessor: Sarphan Uzunoğlu
Assessor: Sarphan Uzunoğlu

Background

I had the opportunity to examine this applicant before. I am familiar with their work and I follow it. In my opinion, this is a successful application. More successful institutions. They do a job well above the standards of their geography. They are prone to international cooperation. It is encouraging for them to collaborate with other verification actors. I am in favor of accepting their application.

Assessment Conclusion

A successful application by a successful actor. Formally, they are already in a structure that complies with IFCN standards. I did not observe any problems in their practice. All the examples they gave and all the reactions they showed in the cases are in accordance with IFCN principles. They act in accordance with the criteria of impartiality. They are as transparent as possible. They're independent. They're making an effort. They innovate and care about IFCN membership. They stick to their methodology.

on 27-Sep-2021 (7 months ago)

Sarphan Uzunoğlu assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

تطبيق ناجح من قبل ممثل ناجح. رسميًا ، هم بالفعل في هيكل يتوافق مع معايير IFCN. لم ألاحظ أي مشاكل في ممارساتهم. جميع الأمثلة التي قدموها وجميع ردود الفعل التي أظهروها في الحالات تتوافق مع مبادئ IFCN. يتصرفون وفقًا لمعايير الحياد. إنها شفافة قدر الإمكان. إنهم مستقلون.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Fatabyyano is an Independent legally registered institution set up for the purpose of fact-checking. registered in 22 / Feb / 2016.

As we declare in our Profile; Fatabyyano exclusively specialized for Fact-checking,

Resource: https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/

Also according to the Transparency aspect in Wikipedia, Fatabyyano is defined as a Platform that exclusively specialized for Fact-checking and Debunking Fake-news, Rumors, and Pseudoscience.

Resource https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A7.

On 10 Feb 2020, and as a Part of the Fatabyyano Expansion Plan, we become a Limited Liability Company, Pursuant to the documents kept with the Companies Control Department at the Ministry of Industry & Trade at The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Fatabyyano Company 257801/22222 is incorporated as a Limited Liability Company under N 56602 with Entity National Number 200176261, And Moath Nabeel Hashem Althaher shall be authorized to sign on behalf of the Company in All Financial, administrative, Judicial, Legal, and in other matters

Fatabyyano is an Independent Fact-checking Signatory, not part of any media company, Fatabyyano is a verified signatory with IFCN since 20 June 2019. Fatabyyano commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, transparency of sources, transparency of funding and organization, transparency of methodology, and a commitment to open and honest corrections.

you can check the document online here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N8513lvXbX9NS7Cb95JWA6EwHCzidgnq?usp=sharing


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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago)

Fatabyyano is an Independent legally registered institution. This status can be seen on their business certification too.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago)

Fatabyyano is an Independent legally registered institution. This status can be seen on their business certification too.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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?

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

1. Fatabyyano had Launched on 22 June 2014 as a Facebook page to debunk Fake news that spread on Social Media in the Arabic Content, then step by step, Fatabyyano becomes very popular in the Middle East & North Africa. become legally regretted on 22 Feb 2016. Then on 20 June 2019 Become the First signatory certified by the IFCN the publishes in Arabic, And on 19 March 2020 Become a third Party Fact-checking Partner with Facebook in the Middle East & North Africa. 

Why Fact-checking? as the Fake News issue become a big problem in the Middle East, Fatabyyano aims to provide Arabic internet users with Trustful information supported by the evidence. And year by year The Communities became aware of the danger of Fake News. So Fatabyyano Actually is a Solution for a problem that affects everyone one of us. And during COVID19 pandemic, the community really understand and appreciate the big value of Fact-checking, that Fake news and misinformation not innocent, they could lead to people death and spreading of ignorace and conspiracy theories as well as other problems as hate speech and violence in communities. 

2. In the last update on 1 Aug 2021, Fatabyyano Team include 11 members " including " Fact-checker, editors, development manager, technical officer.. "

In this link, we shared the biographies of the Fatabyyano Team. 

https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/

3. Fact-checking information by multiple forms ( as review articles, infographics, videos, photos). we choose the most suitable forms for every claim ( sometimes we respond to the same claim in more than one form )

We ensure that at least for every claim we fact-check, there is an Explanorty article that contains the response according to our Methodology.

We publish the Explanorty articles on our Website: https://fatabyyano.net/

We publish the other forms mainly on our different social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fatabyyano/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fatabyyano/

telegram: https://t.me/Fatabyyano_project

twitter: https://twitter.com/Fatabyyano_com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPGtauqRE9H528ZXCHrAUDg

we also give Workshop and Training Session, in Fact-checking and we offer consultations in Fact-checking information and media information literacy. For example, we work before with DW Academy & UNESCO as well as others during COVID19 we give workshops with institutions as CFI

https://cfi.fr/en/news/workshops-fact-checking-jordan-and-lebanon

Our Fact-checking Articles had been quoted by other IFCN Certified fact-checkers signatories; for example:

- https://maldita.es/malditobulo/2020/05/22/resultado-positivo-covid-19-donald-trump/

- https://www.thequint.com/news/webqoof/4-muslim-men-burnt-alive-for-cow-slaughter-fake-news-fact-check

- https://teyit.org/fotograflarin-cemal-kasikcinin-bedenini-parcalanirken-gosterdigi-iddiasi/

- https://factuel.afp.com/ar/muazzin%20Qordoba%2010-19

- https://www.liputan6.com/cek-fakta/read/4247759/cek-fakta-hoaks-video-makhluk-misterius-muncul-di-atas-langit-arab-saudi

updated other links:

https://observers.france24.com/en/americas/20210630-debunked-african-migrants-arriving-spanish-beach-puerto-rico

https://en.qantara.de/content/covid-19-and-fake-news-in-the-middle-east-arabs-find-comfort-in-coronavirus-conspiracy

https://www.knack.be/nieuws/factcheck/factcheck-ja-de-boerkini-is-op-sommige-plaatsen-verboden-in-marokko/article-longread-1759937.html?cookie_check=1627686437

https://www.aosfatos.org/noticias/e-falso-que-video-de-camera-termica-flagrou-missil-caindo-no-porto-de-beirute/

As well as by Poynter

- https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/president-trump-is-the-most-popular-politician-in-the-coronavirusfacts-database/

- https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/an-element-of-truth-keeps-a-myth-alive/

As well as by https://ec.europa.eu/

- https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/covid-19-media-surveillance-28-may-2020

- https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/covid-19-media-surveillance-25-may-2020

- https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/covid-19-media-surveillance-13-may-2020

- https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/covid-19-media-surveillance-4-may-2020

- https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/covid-19-media-surveillance-28-april-2020

4.

- In the previous application we mention that one of our goals is to To continue fact-checking Partnership with Facebook as a third party Fact-checker in the Middle East & North Africa, and we had achieved and we looking forward to keep this partnership with Facebook in order to take the Fact-checking in the MENA region into the next level.

- Also, To continue giving workshops, training sessions, and consultation in the field of fact-checking & Media Information Literacy, especially during the COVID19 pandemic, as we conducted Fact-checking Training with CFI 

https://cfi.fr/en/news/workshops-fact-checking-jordan-and-lebanon

https://cfi.fr/en/news/fact-checking-focusing-fake-news-related-coronavirus-and-refugees-advanced-level

In the previous application we mention that one of our goals is to To Launch the Timeline FakeNews Tracker; and we had achieved it. 

https://tracker.fatabyyano.net/, and we looking forward to keep updating it. 

In the previous application we mention that one of our goals is to Launch F-19 Vs. COVID – 19; This project aims to fight misinformation in 19 Arab countries by delivering 19 packages composed of animated videos, fact-checked articles, and infographics. The team will use sign language in its visual production to reach a wider audience. it's had Announced by IFCN & Facebook as a part of CoronaVirus Fact-checking Grants. And we had achieved it, here you found the 19 campaigns material published online on our website

 https://fatabyyano.net/covid19-vs-f19/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

1. The focus of the organization was fact-checking in 2014 June.

2. Member roles are well defined on their website.

3. Types of activities including fact-checking, workshop organization etc. are listed but they are all in line with fact-checking related vision of the organization.

4. All goals are legitimate and they seem reachable.



done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

1. The focus of the organization was fact-checking in 2014 June.

2. Member roles are well defined on their website.

3. Types of activities including fact-checking, workshop organization etc. are listed but they are all in line with fact-checking related vision of the organization.

4. All goals are legitimate and they seem reachable.



done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

- In the last 12 months we had published 60 Fact-checking articles Monthly ( average of 15 Articles every week.) . all our Fact-checking articles published on our website https://fatabyyano.net/

you can check the claims we uploaded to the IFCN coronavirus database from here

https://www.poynter.org/ifcn-covid-19-misinformation/?covid_countries=0&covid_rating=0&covid_fact_checkers=49450

as Fatabyyano is a part of The CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance

Also, you can found our Fact-checking articles on Google Fact Check Tool APIs as we used the Claim-review Schema

https://toolbox.google.com/factcheck/explorer/search/Fatabyyano;hl=

In addition you can found our archive displayed in cards filtered by time: https://tracker.fatabyyano.net/

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They publish regularly enough. (15 per week)


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They publish regularly enough. (15 per week)


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

here the Fact-checking archive on our website: https://fatabyyano.net,

- https://fatabyyano.net/newsface/fake/

- https://fatabyyano.net/newsface/misleading/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It covers topics such as food safety, access to health services, employee rights, political transparency, and national security. Most of their fact-checks are relevant in terms of IFCN standards.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It covers topics such as food safety, access to health services, employee rights, political transparency, and national security. Most of their fact-checks are relevant in terms of IFCN standards.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Fatabyyano is not controlled by any political parties either in Jordan or Outside Jordan. as well as Fatabyyano have no commercial, financial or institutional relationship to any politicians or Political Actors or Political parties either inside Jordan or outside Jordan.

Fatabyyano is a totally independent company owned by Moath Nabeel Hashem Althaher, Fatabyyano CEO and founder, who shall be authorized to sign on behalf of the Company in All Financial, administrative, Judicial, Legal and in other matters.

On 2020/2021, we signed contracts with 3 different institutions: Facebook, CFI, and Poynter ( IFCN )

The details of funding are explained on our website https://fatabyyano.net/funding-transparency/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

There is a publishing policy and institutional structure that complies with the criteria of impartiality and not being controlled by the state.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

There is a publishing policy and institutional structure that complies with the criteria of impartiality and not being controlled by the state.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Fatabyyano is not controlled by any political parties either in Jordan or Outside Jordan. And our Fact-checking and editing Process is totally independent.

On 2020/2021, we signed contracts with 3 different institutions: Facebook, CFI, and Poynter ( IFCN ) which all, are institutions with High credibility 

The details of funding are explained on our website https://fatabyyano.net/funding-transparency/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

There is no problem about this criteria.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

There is no problem about this criteria.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

We follow our methodology when fact-checking any new claim which we explained here on our website: https://fatabyyano.net/our-methodology/

We have multiple reviewing steps before publishing our review article to ensure that every review article uses our high standards of evidence for equivalent claims.

follow the same essential process explained in our methodology; Fatabyyano Depend mainly on Double Fact-checking and it's considered a key point in our Work, We had Never depended on one Fact-checker to Fact-check a Claim, even if the Claim looks easy or simple. any Explanoty Article should be reviewed by 2 Fact-checkers at least, We called the 2nd Fact-checking review: Mistakes Hunting Process. We ensure by our reviewing system conducted by separate independent reviewers that the evidence is what dictates our conclusions.

And here you can found our Transparency Policy Criteria

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%af%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7/

Fatabyyano depends on 2 main criteria when deciding if the claim is worth fact-checking and to select our Claims priorities

1. the claim has a dangerously negative impact on society if the claim spreads like causing violence, spread hate speech, or affect individuals negatively on their Health for example.

2. How much the claim is spread ( Number of Likes, Shares, Retweets ) in the current time which decides how urgently the claim needs verification.

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you can check the claims we uploaded to the IFCN coronavirus database from here and we follow the same essential process for every fact check.

https://www.poynter.org/ifcn-covid-19-misinformation/?covid_countries=0&covid_rating=0&covid_fact_checkers=49450

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10 Fact-checking articles ( 2021 ) 

1

- https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%a9-%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d8%ac%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%83%d8%b1%d9%83%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%ba%d8%b1%d8%a8/

2-

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%82-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a3%d8%ad%d8%af-%d9%85%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%88%d8%af%d8%b9%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b1%d9%8a%d8%a7/

3-

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d8%ad%d8%b5-pcr-%d9%8a%d9%8f%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%ae%d8%af%d9%85-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%aa%d8%b4%d8%ae%d9%8a%d8%b5-%d9%83%d9%88%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af-19-%d9%88%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%aa%d8%b5%d9%84-%d9%86%d8%b3%d8%a8/

4

- https://fatabyyano.net/%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%B7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%AC%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%84-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D9%81%D8%A9-%D9%84%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D8%B4%D9%83%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%85/

5-

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%82%d8%b5%d8%a9-%d8%ad%d9%88%d9%84-%d8%b3%d9%85%d9%83%d8%a9-%d9%82%d8%b1%d8%b4-%d9%88%d8%b5%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%af-%d8%a3%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a-%d8%b2%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%81%d8%a9/

6-

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%85%d8%b3%d9%84%d8%b3%d9%84-%d8%b3%d9%85%d8%a8%d8%b3%d9%88%d9%86-%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d8%aa%d9%86%d8%a8%d8%a3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%83%d9%88%d9%86%d8%ba%d8%b1%d8%b3/

7

-  https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%ad%d9%82%d9%8a%d9%82%d9%8a-%d8%a8%d9%84-%d9%87%d9%88-%d8%b9%d9%85%d9%84-%d9%81%d9%86%d9%8a-%d8%b4%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%82-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b4%d9%85/

8

- https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%84%d8%a7-%d9%8a%d8%b8%d9%87%d8%b1-%d8%b0%d8%a6%d8%a8%d8%a7-%d8%a8%d8%b4%d8%b1%d9%8a%d8%a7-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b3%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af/

9-

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d8%af%d8%b9%d8%a7%d8%a1-%d8%b2%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%81-%d8%b3%d9%8a%d9%85%d9%88%d8%aa-%d8%ac%d9%85%d9%8a%d8%b9-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b0%d9%8a%d9%86-%d8%aa%d9%84%d9%82%d9%88%d8%a7-%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad/

10

- https://fatabyyano.net/%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88-%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%81-%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%B5%D8%AD-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF%D9%85-%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84-%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AD-%D9%83%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86/

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It is possible to say that they apply the methodology steps clearly in most of the examples. I see this as a positive sign. In the example cases they provided, I realized that the methodology was applied in every possible situation.

The application of the methodology is at the forefront rather than who the source of the claim is or who the confirmation will affect. It is not possible to talk about an approach that prioritizes the interests of a particular actor.

Claim's impact on society and the reach of the claim are given priority while making decisions about fact-checking. It seems like reach is given more priority.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It is possible to say that they apply the methodology steps clearly in most of the examples. I see this as a positive sign. In the example cases they provided, I realized that the methodology was applied in every possible situation.

The application of the methodology is at the forefront rather than who the source of the claim is or who the confirmation will affect. It is not possible to talk about an approach that prioritizes the interests of a particular actor.

Claim's impact on society and the reach of the claim are given priority while making decisions about fact-checking. It seems like reach is given more priority.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Fatabyyano depends on 2 main criteria when deciding if the claim is worth fact-checking:

1. the claim has a dangerously negative impact on society if the claim spreads like causing violence, spread hates speech, or affect individuals negatively on their health for example.

2. How much the claim is spread ( Number of Likes, Shares, Retweets ) in the current time which decides how urgently the claim needs verification.

*And here you can found more details about our Fact-checking Methodology & Transparency

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%af%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7/

https://fatabyyano.net/our-methodology/

*In the previous application the assessor recommends making the Methodology more visible as this section is very important for people to see how claims are selected, and upon this recommendation, we put the methodology in the main menu as a separate section too, in addition to keep it in the sub-menu of "who we are" 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The organization generally does not confirm stories that might be perceived as too conflicting. Therefore, there are not many cases to analyze whether they are parties to apparent conflicts of interest. However, the way they apply the methodology, the compliance with the IFCN standards in selected social impact-based cases is very satisfactory.

It should be noted, however, that this actor, like some other IFCN signatories, has worked on the stories that I had a hard time understanding the negative social impact of. I think a special effort should be made for focusing more on social impact.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The organization generally does not confirm stories that might be perceived as too conflicting. Therefore, there are not many cases to analyze whether they are parties to apparent conflicts of interest. However, the way they apply the methodology, the compliance with the IFCN standards in selected social impact-based cases is very satisfactory.

It should be noted, however, that this actor, like some other IFCN signatories, has worked on the stories that I had a hard time understanding the negative social impact of. I think a special effort should be made for focusing more on social impact.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Here you can found Fatabyyano.net archive: https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news, we had published around over 643 Explanatory Articles in the period between 1 Aug 2020 until 1 Aug 2021. And There were no examples of any conflict of interest in our Explanatory Articles. As our Fact-checking and editing Process is totally independent.

https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Hyperlinks within the text and links under the analysis to referred articles or websites is included under articles. Both hyperlinking and source use practices are in accordance with IFCN standards and easy for users to recognize and check.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Hyperlinks within the text and links under the analysis to referred articles or websites is included under articles. Both hyperlinking and source use practices are in accordance with IFCN standards and easy for users to recognize and check.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Here you can found Fatabyyano.net archive: https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news, we had published around over 643 Explanatory Articles in the period between 1 Aug 2020 until 1 Aug 2021. And There were no examples of any conflict of interest in our Explanatory Articles. As our Fact-checking and editing Process is totally independent.

https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

I have not come across such a situation in the content of the site on the subject, nor in the researches in other sources related to the institution.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

I have not come across such a situation in the content of the site on the subject, nor in the researches in other sources related to the institution.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

To maintain a high level of clarity and objectivity for Fatabayyano, Members of our editorial staff are not allowed to donate to political campaigns or participate in political activities of any party

Fatabayyano has a clear code for transparency that is agreed upon by all members that they have to declare their political connections if exist and refrain from using the Fatabayyano platform to advocate or promote individual politicians or political parties.

Every Team member in Fatabyyano should sign this document as an obligated condition for the agreement ( kindly find the form attached in pdf format) 

We make this Clear in the About us page: https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/ and there is a clear bio for each member in Fatabyyano. and all of them follow Fatabyyano Transperant Methodology in Fact-checking. 

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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It is stated in the website that employees of the platform, whether they are employees, trainees or volunteers, are required to be completely politically independent, and have never run for office, supported or donated to any political party. This is a satisfactory statement in terms of covering recent and past activities of their staff and primary stakeholders.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

It is stated in the website that employees of the platform, whether they are employees, trainees or volunteers, are required to be completely politically independent, and have never run for office, supported or donated to any political party. This is a satisfactory statement in terms of covering recent and past activities of their staff and primary stakeholders.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

We follow our methodology and Fact-checking transparency policy in responding to every claim:

We divide the Fact-checking Explanatory Article into 2 main parts

The FIRST is the claim part which contains the exact claim transcript without our editing or a summary of the claims if the claim investigated is a long video:

Example of summary

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d9%84%d9%88%d9%86%d8%b2%d8%a7-%d8%ba%d9%8a%d8%b1-%d9%85%d8%ac%d8%af%d9%8d-%d9%88%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad-%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d8%ad%d8%b5-pcr-%d9%8a%d9%8f%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%ae%d8%af%d9%85-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%aa%d8%b4%d8%ae%d9%8a%d8%b5-%d9%83%d9%88%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af-19-%d9%88%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%aa%d8%b5%d9%84-%d9%86%d8%b3%d8%a8/

- Then take a screenshot of the claim from the most popular or the most engaging post that shared the claim, then we cite this page name and description when the claim was published and How much engagement it got until the moment of writing the claim and we write this date. then we describe the engagement or how much spread mainly by saying how many shares it got and how many views if it was a video this single claim post got.

Then, we search social media platforms for similar claim posts or by using tools like CrowdTangle or by using Google or Yandex Search Engines and cite those in our Fact-checking article for better clarify how widely spread this claim, ( to cover most of claim links on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube..etc ) and also it helps in rating the claims for Facebook recently

example showing this:

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d9%85%d8%b4%d9%87%d8%af-%d8%aa%d9%85%d8%ab%d9%8a%d9%84%d9%8a-%d9%88%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%ad%d9%82%d9%8a%d9%82%d9%8a%d8%a7/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d8%b3%d9%82%d9%88%d8%b7-%d9%85%d8%b7%d8%b9%d9%85-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%86/

Currently, In most of our Fact-checking articles, we using different archiving websites like Perma.cc or https://archive.fo/ to archive the main source of the claim, as may the claim publisher will remove the claim whatever it was a ( post, video, photo..etc ) we keep a copy of it to keep a copy of the video or the post to ensure that anyone read our review article can review the original content of the main claim, in addition to that we also archive the main evidence in most of our Fact-checking articles, especially if we suspect it may be deleted at any time.

example showing this here:

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%82%d8%b5%d8%a9-%d8%ad%d9%88%d9%84-%d8%b3%d9%85%d9%83%d8%a9-%d9%82%d8%b1%d8%b4-%d9%88%d8%b5%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%af-%d8%a3%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a-%d8%b2%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%81%d8%a9/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%88%d8%b6%d8%b9%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d8%aa%d8%ad%d8%b7%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b7%d8%a7%d8%a6%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3%d8%aa-%d9%84%d9%84%d8%ad%d9%81%d8%a7%d8%b8-%d8%b9%d9%84%d9%89-dna/

the Second part is the rating part where we describe the evidence we found and how we reached the rating of this claim

we follow our methodology and transparency policy to ensure that anyone can find the sources we used and repeat our process to ensure its validity

we use Google search tools as our main tool for fact-checking. we use google reverse image search to find the source of images mainly as well as videos we might encounter

example:

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a3%d9%85%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%83%d8%a7-%d8%a3%d9%88%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%85%d8%a7-%d9%8a%d8%aa%d9%82%d8%af%d9%85-%d9%85%d8%b8%d8%a7%d9%87%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3%d9%85%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%83%d9%8a/

we use Google search to find sources related to the post we are investigating by trying different keywords that we think will lead us to more information about the post we investigate. we tend to use every possible clue in the post we investigate and use it in our search to make sure we reach the sources that are related to the post. we also use what we find from our search to further improve the keywords when looking for more sources and information.

example:

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a3%d8%b3%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d8%b4%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%aa-%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7-%d8%a3%d8%b3%d9%84%d9%85%d8%aa/

if the post is attributed to a person or institute, we make sure to try and contact the person or the institute DIRECTLY to fact check they say that or not and whether they have any comment about the post we investigate and make sure to publish what they say in our post and on our website article about the post, i.e: Contact the 

Example of Fatabyyano Team Contact the owner of an Iraqi Social initiative

 https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%aa%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%89-%d9%85%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82-%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3/

Example of Fatabyyano Team Contact a Tunisian Doctor, As it was claimed that he said that the COVID19 Pandemic would end in Tunisia in February 2021, and after contacting him, we found that the claim was False and that he did not say that. 

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b0%d8%a7%d9%83%d8%b1_%d9%84%d9%87%d9%8a%d8%b0%d8%a8_%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7_%d8%aa%d9%88%d9%86%d8%b3_%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Contacting a restaurant owner (DITS) to get an official statement after a viral altered video showing people falling and dying in his restaurant

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d8%b3%d9%82%d9%88%d8%b7-%d9%85%d8%b7%d8%b9%d9%85-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%86/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team reaching out to a participant in X-factor from Ukraine to confirm his nationality and get an explanation of what happened to him during the auditions

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%8a%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%86%d8%a7%d9%85%d8%ac-%d9%85%d8%b3%d8%a7%d8%a8%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%88%d9%83%d8%b1%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Contacting an Egyptian young man to verify his health after misleading news spread about his death in his wedding. 

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%b4%d8%a7%d8%a8-%d9%85%d9%86-%d9%85%d8%b5%d8%b1-%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%aa-%d9%88%d9%85%d8%a7-%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%84-%d8%ad%d9%8a%d9%8b%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Reaching out to a photographer to get details of a photo he took in 2016

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d9%86%d8%aa%d8%b8%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%a9-%d8%b3%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%b7-%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team reaching out to a German photographer to inquire about a photo he took in front of BMW museum

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%aa%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%89-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%a7%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a5%d9%8a%d8%b7%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a9/General speaking: we build our response upon multiple sources to ensure the credibility and the accuracy of our response and we rarely respond to a post with only one source, This is clear in the posts mentioned above and all of our Articles on our website

In other Claims, We use many tools that are available to us in debunking viral videos for examples:


, in this article we used satellite imagery to detect fire in a specific time in KSA to confirm the evidence.

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%82-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a3%d8%ad%d8%af-%d9%85%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%88%d8%af%d8%b9%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b1%d9%8a%d8%a7/

using Error Level Analysis "ELA" scan to detect if the image has been manipulated

https://fatabyyano.net/%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%B7%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%B7-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B5-%D9%85%D9%81%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%85-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%83/

Using google maps (street view) to confirm a location and compare it to the claim.

https://fatabyyano.net/%D9%87%D8%B0%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B9-%D9%8A%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%B4%D8%BA%D8%A8-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%AA/

Using google earth (historical imagery) to confirm a location and compare a recent photo with an old one

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d8%aa%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d9%84%d8%a3%d8%b9%d9%85%d8%a7%d9%84-%d8%b4%d8%ba%d8%a8-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%ba%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%a7-%d8%b9%d8%a7%d9%85/

Using (inspect element) in google chrome to read the web page data for evidence

https://fatabyyano.net/%D9%87%D8%B0%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%84%D8%A7-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A8-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85-1458%D9%85-%D8%A8/

Using an image translation site to detect the language and translate to English, + Using the archive to scrap old/deleted data from websites

https://fatabyyano.net/%D9%85%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B9-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88-%D9%8A%D9%8C%D8%B8%D9%87%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%83%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A7/

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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The case given as an example perfectly illustrates how the methodology is applied and what is done at the points where the methodology is not the answer.

If a reader reads the article with the deconstruction method, she can solve the whole methodology in reverse.

In addition, it is seen that the application of the methodology is clearly reflected in the analysis for the readers. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The case given as an example perfectly illustrates how the methodology is applied and what is done at the points where the methodology is not the answer.

If a reader reads the article with the deconstruction method, she can solve the whole methodology in reverse.

In addition, it is seen that the application of the methodology is clearly reflected in the analysis for the readers. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

As we mention in the previous sectoin, Fatabyyano focusing on reach the original Text, Picture, Video. As well as, we always depend on the primary sources and official data for any Claim we fact check, we also don’t hesitate to be in touch with authority and ask for verification if that is what is required to fact check the Claim.

If the post is attributed to a person or institute, we make sure to try and contact the person or the institute to fact check they say that or not and whether they have any comment about the post we investigate and make sure to publish what they say in our post and on our website article about the post

In regarding to reach the best result we don't hesitate to directly contact with other IFCN Fact-checking signatories, for example here we had a collaboration with the Quint; Indian Fact-checking signatory to Fact-check this Claim

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%ad%d9%83%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a5%d8%b9%d8%af%d8%a7%d9%85-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%82-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a8%d8%b3%d8%a8%d8%a8-%d9%82%d8%aa%d9%84-%d8%a8%d9%82%d8%b1/

Here an example for a Fact-checking article we work with an Indian signatory: Factly

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85-%d9%88%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%87%d9%86%d9%88%d8%af-%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%8a%d8%ad%d8%b7%d9%88%d9%86-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a7%d8%b5/

Here an example for a Fact-checking article we work with an Italian signatory: Pagella Politica

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%a9-%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d8%ac%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%83%d8%a7%d9%86-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a5%d9%8a%d8%b7%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a7/

Here an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a Nigerian signatory: DUBWA

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d9%84%d8%a3%d8%b7%d9%81%d8%a7%d9%84-%d9%85%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%b3%d8%a9-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d9%8a%d9%86%d8%a7%d9%85%d9%88%d9%86-%d8%a3%d8%ab%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%a1/

Here is an examples of contacting Google company directly to verify two different claims spread in the MENA region in 2021

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d8%aa%d9%82%d8%af%d9%85-%d8%b4%d8%b1%d9%83%d8%a9-%d8%ba%d9%88%d8%ba%d9%84-%d8%a7%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a7%d8%a1-%d8%b9%d9%86-%d8%a5%d8%b6%d8%a7%d9%81%d8%a9-%d8%a7%d8%b3%d9%85-%d9%81/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b1%d9%85%d8%b2-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d9%84%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%81%d9%84%d8%b3%d8%b7%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%8a-%d9%85%d8%a7%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%84-%d9%85%d9%88%d8%ac%d9%88%d8%af%d8%a7-%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%85/

Here an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a Turkish signatory: Teyit

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d8%b3%d8%ac%d9%84-%d8%a3%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%87%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%b3%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3%d9%88-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%8a/

Here an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a French signatory: France 24

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%b5%d8%ad%d8%a9-%d9%84%d8%ae%d8%a8%d8%b1-%d8%b7%d8%b1%d8%af-%d9%82%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%a9-%d9%81%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%86%d8%b3-24-%d9%85%d9%86-%d8%aa%d9%88%d9%86%d8%b3/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The explanation provided regarding the claims they provided the links of and their cooperations with Quint Teyit, and Factly are worth respect and them asking for local reference when needed is totally satisfactory with respect to IFCN standards. In addition to their cooperation with local fact-checkers when needed, their request of information examples from various actors are totally in line with their methodology and this criteria.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

The explanation provided regarding the claims they provided the links of and their cooperations with Quint Teyit, and Factly are worth respect and them asking for local reference when needed is totally satisfactory with respect to IFCN standards. In addition to their cooperation with local fact-checkers when needed, their request of information examples from various actors are totally in line with their methodology and this criteria.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

As we mention in 3.1 and 3.2, In Fatabyyano we use authentic & official sources. and we do not hesitate to contact other verified IFCN signatories for further verification and clarification. as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions when needed.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They seem to get official statements and individual statements when necessary.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They seem to get official statements and individual statements when necessary.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

As we mention in 3.1 and 3.2, In Fatabyyano we use authentic & official sources. and we do not hesitate to contact other verified IFCN signatories for further verification and clarification. as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions when needed.                             

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Affiliations of the people with relevant organizations or their potential conflicts of interests if available are noted in analyzed reports.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Affiliations of the people with relevant organizations or their potential conflicts of interests if available are noted in analyzed reports.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

- Fatabyyano is an Independent legally-registered institution set up for the purpose of fact-checking. registered in 22 / Feb / 2016.

As we declare in our Profile; Fatabyyano exclusively specialized for Fact-checking,

Resource: https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/

Also according to the Transparency aspect in Wikipedia, Fatabyyano is defined as an Independent Platform that exclusively specialized for Fact-checking and Debunking Fake-news, Rumors, and Pseudoscience.

Fatabyyano are not controlled by any political parties either in Jordan or Outside Jordan. as well as Fatabyyano have no commercial, financial or institutional relationship to any politicians

or Politica Actors or Political parties either inside Jordan or outside Jordan. 

Resource https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A7.

On 10 Feb 2020, and as a Part of Fatabyyano Expansion Plan, we become a Limited Liability Company, Pursuant to the documents kept with the Companies Control Department at the Ministry of Industry & Trade at The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Fatabyyano Company is incorporated as a Limited Liability Company under N 56602 with Entity National Number 200176261, And Moath Nabeel Hashem Althaher, Fatabyano Founder and CEO,  shall be authorized to sign on behalf of the Company in All Financial, administrative, Judicial, Legal and in other matters

- Also, We had confirmed our independence here; https://fatabyyano.net/transparency_policy

- In regard to Funding Transparency: We had detailed it here on our website for 2018/2019 and for 2019/2020; and for 2020/2021, Until 1 August 2021. 

https://fatabyyano.net/funding-transparency/


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a funding transparency policy and all relevant information and detailed spreadsheets are publicly shared with readers and all other stakeholders transparently.


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a funding transparency policy and all relevant information and detailed spreadsheets are publicly shared with readers and all other stakeholders transparently.


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

As we mentioned previously Fatabyyano is an Independent legally registered institution set up for the purpose of fact-checking. registered in 22 / Feb / 2016. and it's not a section or unit of parent Organization.

On 10 Feb 2020, and as a Part of Fatabyyano Expansion Plan, we become a Limited Liability Company, Pursuant to the documents kept with the Companies Control Department at the Ministry of Industry & Trade at The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Fatabyyano Company is incorporated as a Limited Liability Company under N 56602 with Entity National Number 200176261, And Moath Nabeel Hashem Althaher, Fatabyano Founder and CEO, shall be authorized to sign on behalf of the Company in All Financial, administrative, Judicial, Legal and in other matters

- The details of funding are explained on our website https://fatabyyano.net/funding-transparency/

- Also, We had confirmed our independence here; https://fatabyyano.net/transparency_policy


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They are an independent legally registered institution established with fact-checking purposes.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They are an independent legally registered institution established with fact-checking purposes.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

 In the last update on 1 Aug 2021, Fatabyyano Team include 11 members " including " Fact-checker, editors, development manager, technical officer.. "

In this link, we shared the biographies of the Fatabyyano Team.

https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/

- As we explained in our methodology; Fatabyyano Depend mainly on Double Fact-checking and it's considered a key point in our Work, We had Never depended on one Fact-checker to Fact-check a Claim, even if the Claim looks easy or simple. any Explanoty Article should be reviewed by 2 Fact-checkers at least, We called the second Fact-checking review: Mistakes Hunting Process. In addition to that we do not hesitate to contact experts in any fields or professors when we needed. 

Recently, Facebook Partners with Meedan Digital Health Lab to Help Fact-Checkers Debunk Health Misinformation, and as Fatabyyano is a third party Fact-checker with Facebook company under Third Party Fact-checking program, we believe this such partnership will reflect in a big impact on our work too,  

https://www.facebook.com/journalismproject/facebook-partners-with-meedan-digital-health-lab-to-help-fact-checkers-debunk-health-misinformation

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their team page shows who are authorized for editorial control and how the staff is sharing their responsibilities in the line of fact-checking. 

Their team page also shows titles and roles within the organization.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their team page shows who are authorized for editorial control and how the staff is sharing their responsibilities in the line of fact-checking. 

Their team page also shows titles and roles within the organization.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In the last update on 1 Aug 2021, Fatabyyano Team includes 11 members " including " Fact-checkers, editors, development manager, technical officer.. "

In this link, we shared the biographies of the Fatabyyano Team.

As we mention in 2.5 section, Every Team member in Fatabyyano should sign this document as an obligated condition for the agreement ( kindly find the form attached in pdf format in 2.5)

We make this Clear in the About us page: https://fatabyyano.net/fatabyyano-team/ and there is a clear bio for each member in Fatabyyano. and all of them follow Fatabyyano Transparent Methodology in Fact-checking. 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Biographies of team members are shared under a public link available to all stakeholders.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Biographies of team members are shared under a public link available to all stakeholders.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Our Audience can contact us easily via this link

https://fatabyyano.net/send-rumor/

In addition to that we receive "Direct messages" From our Audience on Social Media; Mainly on our Facebook page & Instagram account as well as our Twitter account. we are highly responsive on Social Media too, as people prefer using Social media to send claims. we receive around 125 messages daily and we replay them personally, usually within the first 24 hours. we try our best to respond to all messages. 

In addition to that users on Facebook for example can tag us " mention us " on claims that they suspect that it is fake, and we also review all mentions we receive in order to provide the best services to our users. 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a public link available on their website to send rumors or demands for fact-checking. Also Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts are used to encourage people to send their claims and suggest ways to do it. The stats they provide also show that their efforts in this area are also satisfactory.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a public link available on their website to send rumors or demands for fact-checking. Also Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts are used to encourage people to send their claims and suggest ways to do it. The stats they provide also show that their efforts in this area are also satisfactory.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Our Fact-checking Methodology is detailed here https://fatabyyano.net/our-methodology/ for public

In addition to that kindly find attached a pdf summary of our Fact-checking methodology in an infographic which is shared public too


Files Attached
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Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a solid methodology available on their website.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have a solid methodology available on their website.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

we mention this in details in our Methodology and our Fact-checking Guidelines.

But in briefly Fatabyyano depends on 2 main criteria when deciding if the claim is worth fact-checking and to select our Claims priorities

1. the claim has a dangerously negative impact on society if the claim spreads like causing violence, spread hates speech, or affect individuals negatively on their health for example.

2. How much the claim is spread ( Number of Likes, Shares, Retweets ) in the current time which decides how urgently the claim needs verification.

https://fatabyyano.net/our-methodology/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%af%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7/

You can review our archive here: https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news,

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Criteria set by the organization are in line with IFCN requirements. I see no problem.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Criteria set by the organization are in line with IFCN requirements. I see no problem.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

we mention this in detail in our Methodology and our Fact-checking Guidelines.

https://fatabyyano.net/our-methodology/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%af%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7/

You can review our archive here: https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news,

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

All the relevant evidence are referred and mentioned in analyses.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

All the relevant evidence are referred and mentioned in analyses.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In Fatabyyano we use high standards to match the IFCN code of Principles,

Here you can check the claims we uploaded to the IFCN coronavirus database and we follow the same essential process for every fact check.

https://www.poynter.org/ifcn-covid-19-misinformation/?covid_countries=0&covid_rating=0&covid_fact_checkers=49450

You can review our archive here: https://fatabyyano.net/fake_news


Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Every kind of claim coming from different perspectives towards the Covid-19 pandemic has been taken into consideration and analyses have been provided.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Every kind of claim coming from different perspectives towards the Covid-19 pandemic has been taken into consideration and analyses have been provided.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

We try to always to depend on the primary sources and official data for any post we fact check, we also don’t hesitate to speak with authority and ask for verification if that is what is required to fact check the post

if the post is attributed to a person or institute, we make sure to try and contact the person or the institute DIRECTLY to fact check they say that or not and whether they have any comment about the post we investigate and make sure to publish what they say in our post and on our website article about the post, i.e: Contact the

Example of Fatabyyano Team Contact the owner of an Iraqi Social initiative

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%aa%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%89-%d9%85%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82-%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3/

Example of Fatabyyano Team Contact a Tunisian Doctor, As it was claimed that he said that the COVID19 Pandemic would end in Tunisia in February 2021, and after contacting him, we found that the claim was False and that he did not say that.

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b0%d8%a7%d9%83%d8%b1_%d9%84%d9%87%d9%8a%d8%b0%d8%a8_%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7_%d8%aa%d9%88%d9%86%d8%b3_%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Contacting a restaurant owner (DITS) to get an official statement after a viral altered video showing people falling and dying in his restaurant

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d8%b3%d9%82%d9%88%d8%b7-%d9%85%d8%b7%d8%b9%d9%85-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%8a%d9%86/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team reaching out to a participant in X-factor from Ukraine to confirm his nationality and get an explanation of what happened to him during the auditions

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%b9-%d9%8a%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%86%d8%a7%d9%85%d8%ac-%d9%85%d8%b3%d8%a7%d8%a8%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%88%d9%83%d8%b1%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Contacting an Egyptian young man to verify his health after misleading news spread about his death in his wedding.

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%b4%d8%a7%d8%a8-%d9%85%d9%86-%d9%85%d8%b5%d8%b1-%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%aa-%d9%88%d9%85%d8%a7-%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%84-%d8%ad%d9%8a%d9%8b%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team Reaching out to a photographer to get details of a photo he took in 2016

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d9%86%d8%aa%d8%b8%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d8%b3%d8%aa%d8%a9-%d8%b3%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%b7-%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%a7/

An Example of Fatabyyano Team reaching out to a German photographer to inquire about a photo he took in front of BMW museum

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%aa%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%89-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%a7%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a5%d9%8a%d8%b7%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a9/General speaking: we build our response upon multiple sources to ensure the credibility and the accuracy of our response and we rarely respond to a post with only one source, This is clear in the posts mentioned above and all of our Articles on our website

In regarding to reach the best result we don't hesitate to directly contact with other IFCN Fact-checking signatories, for example here we had a collaboration with the Quint; Indian Fact-checking signatory to Fact-check this Claim

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%ad%d9%83%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a5%d8%b9%d8%af%d8%a7%d9%85-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%82-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a8%d8%b3%d8%a8%d8%a8-%d9%82%d8%aa%d9%84-%d8%a8%d9%82%d8%b1/

Here is an example for a Fact-checking article we work with an Indian signatory: Factly

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d8%a7-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85-%d9%88%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%87%d9%86%d9%88%d8%af-%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%8a%d8%ad%d8%b7%d9%88%d9%86-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a7%d8%b5/

Here is an example for a Fact-checking article we work with an Italian signatory: Pagella Politica

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%a9-%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%81%d8%ac%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%83%d8%a7%d9%86-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a5%d9%8a%d8%b7%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a7/

Here is an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a Nigerian signatory: DUBWA

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d8%b0%d9%87-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1-%d9%84%d8%a3%d8%b7%d9%81%d8%a7%d9%84-%d9%85%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%b3%d8%a9-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d9%8a%d9%86%d8%a7%d9%85%d9%88%d9%86-%d8%a3%d8%ab%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%a1/

Here is an example of contacting Google company directly to verify two different claims spread in the MENA region in 2021

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d8%aa%d9%82%d8%af%d9%85-%d8%b4%d8%b1%d9%83%d8%a9-%d8%ba%d9%88%d8%ba%d9%84-%d8%a7%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a7%d8%a1-%d8%b9%d9%86-%d8%a5%d8%b6%d8%a7%d9%81%d8%a9-%d8%a7%d8%b3%d9%85-%d9%81/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b1%d9%85%d8%b2-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d9%84%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%81%d9%84%d8%b3%d8%b7%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%8a-%d9%85%d8%a7%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%84-%d9%85%d9%88%d8%ac%d9%88%d8%af%d8%a7-%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%85/

Here is an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a Turkish signatory: Teyit

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d8%b3%d8%ac%d9%84-%d8%a3%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%87%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%b3%d8%af-%d8%a5%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%b3%d9%88-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%8a/

Here is an example for a Fact-checking article we work with a French signatory: France 24

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%b5%d8%ad%d8%a9-%d9%84%d8%ae%d8%a8%d8%b1-%d8%b7%d8%b1%d8%af-%d9%82%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%a9-%d9%81%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%86%d8%b3-24-%d9%85%d9%86-%d8%aa%d9%88%d9%86%d8%b3/

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have made necessary contacts with the people and institutions in order of relatedness with the issue. Their flow of fact-checking and contact prioritization procedure is well explained in their answer too.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

They have made necessary contacts with the people and institutions in order of relatedness with the issue. Their flow of fact-checking and contact prioritization procedure is well explained in their answer too.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

We encourage Our Audience to contact us easily via this link

https://fatabyyano.net/send-rumor/

In addition to that we receive "Direct messages" From our Audience on Social Media; Mainly on our Facebook page & Instagram account as well as our Twitter account. we are highly responsive on Social Media too, as people prefer using Social media to send claims. we receive around 125 messages daily and we replay them personally, usually within the first 24 hours. we try our best to respond to all messages.

In addition to that users on Facebook for example can tag us " mention us " on claims that they suspect that it is fake, and we also review all mentions we receive in order to provide the best services to our users.  We always thanks the audience

This had been explained in our Fact-checking Guidelines

What is not fact-checkable by Fatabyyano:

1. Fatabyyano doesn't fact-check claims that are considered a politician's opinion

2. Fatabyyano doesn't fact-check posts that are private or limited to friends like these posts by their nature can't spread on a large scale.

3. Fatabyyano prioritizes the claims that are widely spread at the moment and we postpone claims with a low spread in our list of fact-checking.

notice: In Some Cases, Fatabyyano team can Fact-check claims with low spread currently if the team saw it will become viral soon.

4. Fatabyyano constricts its Fact-checking to claims spread in the MENA region in Arabic.

notice: Fatabyyano team can Internally fact-check a claim not spreading currently in the MENA region if they saw that it will come to the MENA region soon enough & publish it in the right time. as a way to be ready when the Fake Claim starts to spread in the MENA region. Especially during the COVID19 pandemic, we found that much misinformation spread from country to country and from language to language rapidly. 

If you are in doubt if these rules apply to the claim you want to send or not, don't hesitate to send it and we will inform you about the status of the claim after reviewing it.

And here you can found our Transparency Policy Criteria

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%af%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%aa%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7/

Fatabyyano depends on 2 main criteria when deciding if the claim is worth fact-checking and selecting our Claims priorities

1. the claim has a dangerously negative impact on society if the claim spreads like causing violence, spread hate speech, or affect individuals negatively on their Health for example.

2. How much the claim is spread ( Number of Likes, Shares, Retweets ) in the current time which decides how urgently the claim needs verification.




Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their policies of encouraging users to send rumors is satisfactory. They also explain what they don't check and check well enough to their audience on fact-checking guidelines too.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their policies of encouraging users to send rumors is satisfactory. They also explain what they don't check and check well enough to their audience on fact-checking guidelines too.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Detailed information on editing and correction policies is publicly available on their website. The link they provided includes all necessary items.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Detailed information on editing and correction policies is publicly available on their website. The link they provided includes all necessary items.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

What correction policy covers and doesn't cover is well explained in the page they provided.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

What correction policy covers and doesn't cover is well explained in the page they provided.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

As pointed in our methodology, we have a rigorous reviewing system as we review the response more than once to ensure our response is correct, sufficient, and doesn't presume conclusions far from what sources make possible.

we admit the limitation if it exists in finding evidence to rate the claim and we have a category called not rated which we used more than once.

we explain why we didn't rate this claim at the end of our review article

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example 1: a mistake occurred in the translation in one of our articles (Turkish to Arabic)

We corrected the mistake in this article in red color at the bottom ( In Red color)

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b1%d8%a6%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%8a-%d9%84%d9%85-%d9%8a%d9%88%d8%b2%d8%b9-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b2%d9%84-%d8%a8%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%ac%d8%a7%d9%86/

example 2: in this article, we corrected the total death numbers  ( In Red color)

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%88%d9%81%d8%a7%d8%a9-35-%d8%b4%d8%ae%d8%b5-%d8%a8%d8%b9%d8%af-%d8%aa%d9%84%d9%82%d9%8a%d9%87%d9%85-%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad-%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%b1%d9%88%d8%b3-%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7/

example 3: we make a mistake in the Forest Name, Sowe corrected the forest name in this article from Pennsylvania State Forest to Penn State Forest ( In Red color)

https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d9%82%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%a9-%d9%85%d9%86-%d9%88%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d9%86%d9%8a%d9%88-%d8%ac%d9%8a%d8%b1%d8%b3%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3%d9%85%d8%b1%d9%8a/


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examples:

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%ac%d9%8a%d8%b1%d9%8a%d8%a7_%d8%a8%d9%8a%d9%84_%d8%ac%d9%8a%d8%aa%d8%b3_%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a7%d8%ad_%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%87%d9%84-%d9%81%d8%b6%d8%ad-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b1%d8%a6%d9%8a%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%aa%d9%86%d8%b2%d8%a7%d9%86%d9%8a-%d9%81%d8%ad%d8%b5-%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b1%d9%88%d9%86%d8%a7/

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%81%d9%8a%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%88-%d9%8a%d9%88%d8%ab%d9%82-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%83%d8%a8%d9%8a%d8%b1-%d9%84%d9%84%d8%ac%d8%ab%d8%ab-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a3%d8%ad%d8%af-%d9%85%d9%83/

examples of corrections: ( in Red Color )

Here in this post, we mistake the date saying the event was in 2012 instead of 2011 and you can review the update in the article.

We started this on our website: here; https://fatabyyano.net/wind-dubai/

Here We correct the Mosque Name: https://fatabyyano.net/%d8%b3%d9%85%d8%a7%d8%b9-%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%aa-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3%d8%b0%d8%a7%d9%86-%d9%85%d9%86-%d9%85%d8%b3%d8%ac%d8%af-%d8%aa%d9%85-%d8%ba%d9%84%d9%82%d9%87-%d8%a8%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%8a%d8%b7%d8%a7%d9%86/

examples of recent corrections: ( in Red Color )

https://fatabyyano.net/%d9%85%d8%aa%d8%b8%d8%a7%d9%87%d8%b1-%d9%8a%d8%b6%d8%b1%d9%85-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%b4%d8%b1%d8%b7%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d8%af%d8%b9%d9%89-%d9%86%d8%a7%d8%b4%d8%b1%d9%88-%d8%a7%d9%84/

here we put a notice that the bullet was hit in his foot, not his chest after a follower sent a source from the family of the victim.

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their review system works well as shown in the article.


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their review system works well as shown in the article.


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

We put it Clearly in our Correction Policy

 If you are not happy with our response, you can write to IFCN on this link https://ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/complaints-policy 

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their correction policy has related statement.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Their correction policy has related statement.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.

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.

Fatabyyano project
30-Jul-2021 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Fatabyyano is an Independent Fact-checking Signatory, not part of any media company

Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Not available.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.
Sarphan Uzunoğlu Assessor
22-Sep-2021 (7 months ago) Updated: 7 months ago

Not available.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Sarphan Uzunoğlu.