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Greece Fact Check

Organization: Greece Fact Check
Applicant: Thanos Sitistas
Assessor: Nikolaos Panagiotou

Background

The Organisation is new, established from professionals and journalists that bind by the IFCN standards. This mixture is of critical importance since it is necessary to be able to address critical challenges mostly related with the code of ethics that they have to bind of. 

Assessment Conclusion

The Organisation is adheres to  the the IFCN standards and more specifically:

1. The organization have a documented record showcasing how it aligns with each specific criterion outlined by the IFCN. This includes transparency in sources, non-partisanship, fairness, and corrections policies.

2. Verification Process:  The organization has a robust fact-checking process in place, employing methodologies like cross-referencing multiple sources, verifying information, and ensuring accuracy before publishing.

3. Transparency: The organization provides clear information about its funding sources, methodology, and operations, adhering to the IFCN's standards on transparency.

4. Commitment to Corrections: Evidence of promptly correcting errors and inaccuracies when they are identified, as per the IFCN's requirements.

5. Public Accountability: Engaging with the audience and providing channels for feedback, demonstrating accountability to the public and willingness to address concerns or questions regarding fact-checking procedures.


on 02-Dec-2023 (3 months ago)

Nikolaos Panagiotou assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Ο οργανισμος έχει ολα τα εχεγγυα για να ειναι επιτυχημενος. χρειάζεται να ενισχυθεί η δομή της ομαδας ειδικά με το να επεξηγηθεί η διαδικασία της σύνταξης και των σχετικών ρόλων. Θα πρότεινα επίσης να ενισχυθεί η ενθάρρυνση του κοινού να υποβάλλει θεματα. 

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago)

Greece Fact Check is a legally registered civil non-profit company:

Civil non-profit Company: Paratiritirio Kata tis Parapliroforisis "Greece Fact Check"

Registration Number: 172040712000

VAT: 996836732

Charter and Registration attached.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf CHARTER.pdf (562 KB)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The organisation has been registered 24/08/2023 as a civil non profit company


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?

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Our organization was founded in 2017. It focuses on issues in Greece, and as of early 2023, in Cyprus as well, due to the same language, common narratives and lack of official coordinated fact-checking organizations in that country. A list of fact-checks for each country can be found in the links below:

https://www.factchecker.gr/category/greece/

https://www.factchecker.gr/category/cyprus/

At the moment, four people are working at our organization:

- Founder and fact-checker

- Editor-in-chief

- 2 fact-checkers

Also, we have ten advisors with various backgrounds that assist us in fact-proofing our fact-checks upon request.

Our main activity is fact-checking. Our secondary activity as presentations and masterclasses in organizations like universities.

Our goal is to enhance our resources and provide more content, by, for example, hiring staff. 

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

According to the official documents provided the organization was founded on 24/08/ 2023. It focuses on issues in Greece, and in Cyprus as well. 


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

We publish on average 15 fact-checks per month. They can be found in chronological order in the link below, as well as in the attached spreadsheet.

https://www.factchecker.gr/category/fact-check/

Files Attached
description List of fact-checks... (18 KB)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The organisation published 15 fact checks on November 2023 and an average of 15 in the previous months of 2023 prior the establishment of the organisation. 


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The organisation has been established on 24/08/2023 as an independent civil non profit company. it is publishes an average of 15 fact checking per month


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

There is no commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties in Greece or Cyprus.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

There is no commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians or political parties in Greece.


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

No such funding is received from either local or foreign state or political sources. The organization is independent and strives for objectivity in its work. 

https://www.factchecker.gr/xrimatodotisi-anexartisia/

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

According to the organisation statement No such funding is received from either local or foreign state or political sources. 


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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

According to the 10 fact checks published over the past year the non partisanship of the organisation is demonstrated. The cover a variety of topics using the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, while they follow the same essential process for every fact check.


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.factchecker.gr/aneyresi-isxyrismon/ 

Finding news/claims to investigate is done through suggestions by our readers, and through monitoring current affairs in Greece and Cyprus. Particular emphasis is given to claims that are highly disseminated through websites and social networks, and cause concern to the public. The same applies to allegations directed against individuals or targeting social groups. For example, we give high priority to global or local crises, ranging from war, economic and health crises to natural disasters. Regarding claims that have political connotations, we apply impartiality and present only facts, refraining from expressing our own opinions.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Their process for identifying news and claims to investigate relies on suggestions from their  readers and continuous monitoring of current events in Greece and Cyprus. They prioritize claims widely circulated on websites and social networks that raise public concerns. In the cases examined when addressing claims with political implications, they adhere to impartiality by presenting solely factual information, refraining from expressing personal opinions."


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The organisation is compliant as it results from a review of the fact checks conducted. 


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

through the review of the fact checks published over the previous year the organisatios is compliant with the IFCN Code


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.factchecker.gr/xrimatodotisi-anexartisia/


This explains our non-partisanship policy, stating that Greece Fact Check does not accept the any funding from the state and political parties. This initiative has so far been non-profit, without any revenue, functioning on a voluntary basis. Membership in political parties is strictly prohibited, as well as any public statement or position for or against any political party. Additionally, it is clearly stated that our sole purpose is to monitor false or misleading news spread on the Greek-speaking internet and in the media, providing objective analyses of claims, which the reader can cross-check, as well as the necessary tools to be able to identify any misleading information.

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Fact Check does not accept the any funding from the state and political parties.  It is a non profit organisation. Membership in political parties is strictly prohibited, as well as any public statement or position for or against any political party. Additionally, it is clearly stated that their sole purpose is to monitor false or misleading news spread on Greek digital sphere and in the media, providing objective analyses of claims, which the reader can cross-check, as well as the necessary tools to be able to identify any misleading information.


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Through a thorough research results that 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. 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.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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Following the  review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks the organisation is compliant with IFCN Code


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Following the review of the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks the organisation is compliant with the IFCN Code


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Following the review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks the organisation is compliant with IFCN Code


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Independent organization. Charter and Chamber of Commerce details are attached.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf CHARTER.pdf (562 KB)
Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the organisation is independent


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.factchecker.gr/xrimatodotisi-anexartisia/

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


Greece Fact Check belongs to the non-profit organization "Observatory against Disinformation". There are no funding sources to date, but funding will be sought in the future through competitive European Union proposals or other calls for fact checking activities, which are not related to state or political parties. 

Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the proofs presented it results that the organisation is independent.


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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

The management of the organization and the overseeing of all fact checking activities is carried out by

Thanos Sitistas, the founder and owner of the company, who is an experienced Fact Checker with many

years in the field. Thanos is in charge of controlling the quality of the fact checks before any of them is

posted on the website.

Additional members are responsible for fact checking activities, again with years of experience in

journalism or fact checking organizations.


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

From the link provided the organizational structure is clear that results in the understanding of  how and by whom editorial control is exercised.


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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

In this section, readers can find the names of those who play a significant role in our output. By

clicking on each name, they can read their detailed biographies. For example:

https://www.factchecker.gr/about-us/thanos_sitistas_epaxitis/


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the link provided has the professional biographies of those who play a significant part of the organisation editorial output. it is from professionals and experienced journalists that it is more than needed to be part of the editorial team. 


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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

https://www.factchecker.gr/ypoboli-protasewn/ 

In the links above readers are encouraged to get in touch with the team, or with specific

people, either through email or Facebook. We also provide the possibility for direct

communication via WhatsApp. 

It is emphasized that we seek and encourage readers' participation and assistance in

the fight against fake news, being open to suggestions, remarks, corrections,

submission of topics for research, etc. We place particular emphasis on your

suggestions for issues to be investigated, as well as the proposed corrections –

additions.


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

In the links provided readers are encouraged to get in touch with the team,  either through email or Facebook.They also provide the possibility for direct communication via WhatsApp.


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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.factchecker.gr/methodology/

Our methodology section gives a detailed description of the process we follow for finding what

to fact-check (based on the virality and impact of the claims), the tools we use to research the

validity of claims (through image or video searches, various databases or other sources), the

structure of our articles and the publication of the final product to the website and our accounts

in the social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter/X).


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the applicant meets all criteria more specifically:

The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.  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. 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.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. 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. 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.


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the methodology used is in compliance with what it is required


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the methodology used is in compliance with what it is required


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

the methodology used is in compliance with what it is required


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
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

following an extend review the organisation fulfils the criteria set and requested 


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Readers are encouraged to contact us through various means, such us our “Contact Us”

page, our “Proposal Submission” page, our Facebook page and our WhatsApp button,

located in a prominent position.

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

https://www.factchecker.gr/ypoboli-protasewn/

Additionally in our "Finding Claims" page we clearly state what CANNOT be fact

checked. This includes satire, lifestyle issues, opinions or beliefs, as well as claims that

do not have enough data to be falsified or verified. It is also explained that false claims

with low virality are not checked in order to avoid making them visible to the public. 

https://www.factchecker.gr/aneyresi-isxyrismon/


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Users are encouraged to address the organisation through contact us page or proposal submission page or through their FB page and whats app. they are easily accessible 


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.factchecker.gr/politiki-diorthosewn/

In our “Corrections Policy” above we put special emphasis on the fact that mistakes CAN

be made and corrections or updates are welcome and should be included in an article

when new evidence or information becomes available. Readers can contribute in this

and are encouraged to do so. 

https://www.factchecker.gr/ypoboli-paraponwn/

In our Complaints Policy, we welcome complaints through different means such as

WhatsApp, Facebook or email.


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The link provided from the  website their correction or  or complaints policy it is evident and well accessible 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago



Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Following a revision the correction polity of the organisation meets the criteria set


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

As already mentioned, users are encouraged to contact us though many channels of

communication. We frequently receive feedback from our readers and act accordingly. If a user

believes we've made a mistake, they are informed that their request will be examined within 48

hours. If we conclude that we indeed made a mistake, or missed something, the user is informed

and corrections/updates are applied and are made visible. For the past year, we had one mistake

and two updates, which are visible in our dedicated page:

https://www.factchecker.gr/paradeigmata-diorthoson/

Correction:

https://www.factchecker.gr/2023/03/05/fake-picture-of-leopard-tank-allegedly-in-ukraine/



Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Users are encouraged to contact us though many channels of communication. The comments/complaints submitted from readers are examined within 48 hours as the organisation states, while they have a clear correction policy the user is informed

and corrections/updates are applied and are made visible. For the past year, they had one mistake and two updates, which are visible in our dedicated page:


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

We are at the moment an aspiring IFCN signatory. Nonetheless, we have a dedicated page for

complaints:

https://www.factchecker.gr/ypoboli-paraponwn/


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They are not an IFCN Signatory for the moment


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.

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.

Greece Fact Check
08-Sep-2023 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
No parent media.


Nikolaos Panagiotou Assessor
26-Nov-2023 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

they are not a fact-checking unit of a media company


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Nikolaos Panagiotou.