KOMPAS.com

Organization: KOMPAS.com
Applicant: Nadia Tri Ananda
Assessor: Yenni Kwok

Background

The applicant, Kompas.com, is one of the leading news media organizations in Indonesia. The fact-checking work began in 2016, and it has been a certified signatory of IFCN since 2018. It has a solid fact-checking track record, producing numerous fact-checking reports, sometimes reaching three reports per day. 

Assessment Conclusion

After updating its application, the applicant satisfied the assessments and the assessor recommends the status as a certified signatory of IFCN to be renewed. 

One recommendation is for the fact-check unit's corrections policy to be expanded and detailed, beyond following the Press Council's guidelines.

on 24-Jun-2021 (10 months ago)

Yenni Kwok assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pemohon memenuhi asesmen IFCN dan asesor mengrekomendasikan statusnya sebagai keanggotaan sebagai IFCN certified signatory untuk diperbaharui. 

Satu rekomendasi: kebijakan koreksi unit cek fakta Kompas.com untuk diperluas dan diperinci, jadi tak hanya mengikuti Pedoman Cyber Media Dewan Pers saja. 

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Kompas.com has been verified factually and administratively by Press Council as Cyber Media. Kindly check and find out us on http://dewanpers.or.id/perusahaan

and http://inside.kompas.com/about-us#legal 

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago)

Kompas.com is registered with Indonesia's Press Council and the company PT Kompas Cyber Media is a registered legal entity. 

https://dewanpers.or.id/data/perusahaanpers
https://inside.kompas.com/about-us#legal

 




done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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?

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?

We have started doing fact checking information circulating on social media since 2016, with the creation of a Selected Topic on Kompas.com, namely "Hoax or Facts?". We became part of the International Fact Checking Network and partnered with the Facebook Fact Checking program since 2018.

In today's digital and social media era, when the truth is hard to find in the sea of information, finding the truth is very relevant. Kompas.com does not want to be a part of the noise on social media. Kompas.com tries to provide an answer to the noise (voice). In order to obtain journalistic truth, we are disciplined in verifying the facts and data we get in the field or on social media. The journalistic work of Kompas.com automatically places itself as a fact-checker of any existing news mazes.

2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?

In fact checking team, we have 9 reporters and 3 editors. In turns, reporters are on duty every day to monitor information circulating on social media, especially mis / disinformation and confirm or check the facts. Meanwhile, the editor is in charge of providing direction and deciding whether an upload can be fact-checked or not, and publish a fact-check article.

3. What different activities does your organization carry out?

Apart from being active in debunking mis / disinformation every day, some of our certified fact checkers also actively educate students and journalists about fact checking.

4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

We want to disseminate fact checking articles to the unserved community. This year, we plan to build a partnership with an NGO that can help educate and invite together to inform if there is mis / disinformation about the corona virus and the covid-19 vaccine.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

1. The applicant started its fact-checking operation in 2016, and has become part of the IFCN since 2018. It started as it tried to obtain journalistic truth and verifying information from social media. 

2. The fact-checking team comprises 9 reporters and 3 editors. Reporters monitor possible misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media and write the fact-checks. Editors decide if the posts can be fact-checked or not, and publish fact-check articles. 

3. The applicant says that apart from publishing fact-check articles, some of their certified fact checkers educate students and journalists about fact checking.

4. The applicant's fact-checking goals:
- Continue to disseminate fact-checking articles to the public.
- Plan to build a partnership with an NGO that can help educate the public about misinformation related to the novel coronavirus and the Covid-19 vaccine.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On average, the applicant has published more than a fact-check a week over the course of 12 months. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The overwhelming majority of the applicant's fact-checks focus on claims related to or could have an impact on the welfare and well-being of individuals, general public or society, such as Covid-19 vaccines, natural disasters, etc. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As a private national media, we have independency regarding financial. Kompas.com do not receive any funding support either from government, political party or foreign investment

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Kompas.com is part of Kompas Group, one of the biggest media companies in Indonesia. The applicant says it is financially independent, and does not receive any funding support either from government, political party or foreign investment. 


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As a private national media, we have independency regarding financial. Kompas.com do not receive any funding support either from government, political party or foreign investment

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As mentioned in 1.5, the applicant says it is financially independent, and does not receive any funding support either from government, political party or foreign investment.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 11 months ago

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/02/03/120500865/klarifikasi-jalan-tol-pertama-di-sumatera-75-tahun-setelah-indonesia

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/02/02/121500165/-klarifikasi-video-disebut-sepasang-kekasih-alami-gancet-usai-berhubungan

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/02/02/103000665/-hoaks-lianhua-qingwen-obat-herbal-digunakan-sebagai-obat-covid-19

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/02/01/145900465/-hoaks-bantuan-langsung-tunai-sebesar-rp-4-juta-dari-kemenkominfo 

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/02/01/070000665/-hoaks-daftar-rincian-biaya-tilang-terbaru-dari-kapolri-baru

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/31/205500365/klarifikasi-genose-dapat-deteksi-covid-19-dalam-10-detik-dengan-akurasi-99

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/31/130500065/-hoaks-pemain-bisbol-hank-aaron-meninggal-akibat-vaksin-covid-19

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/31/063000565/-klarifikasi-kena-pajak-harga-pulsa-kartu-perdana-dan-token-listrik-naik

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/30/095800365/-hoaks-status-berlogo-whatsapp-adalah-jebakan-scammer-curi-data-pribadi

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/30/093000965/klarifikasi-video-kereta-tabrak-pengendara-sepeda-motor-di-sukoharjo

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/29/202100265/-hoaks-presiden-joko-widodo-bohongi-rakyat-karena-disuntik-vaksin-pfizer

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/29/152900065/-hoaks-gereja-haramkan-vaksin-covid-19

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/29/130000965/-hoaks-bank-indonesia-disebut-akan-cetak-uang-rp-300-triliun

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/28/143012565/hoaks-sesar-lembang-akan-bergerak-pada-2021-dan-memicu-gempa-dahsyat

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2021/01/28/130000665/-hoaks-informasi-penerbitan-nip-cpns-di-jateng-ini-penjelasan-bkd 

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant shares links to 10 fact-checks, which demonstrate its non-partisanship.

It also explains how it selects claims to fact-check (virality and other impacts, as measured by apps like CrowdTangle) and possible impacts on sociey. It also explains what sources it uses to debunk claims, and let the evidence dictate its conclusions of the fact-checks. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

https://inside.kompas.com/kode-etik-jurnalistik

The fact-checking work carried out by Kompas.com has been running since 2016. The Fact Check Team which was specifically formed to check the facts of information circulating on social media was carried out in 2018. Now, the Fact Check Team at Kompas.com consists of 9 reporters and 4 editors. . Fact-checkers at Kompas.com are also equipped with the ability to carry out searches related to fact-checking work.

Issues that are being clarified are misinformation that will have an impact on society and have the potential to be misleading if not corrected immediately. Monitoring of issues is carried out using tools such as Crowdtangle (to see the spread of misinformation on social media Facebook and Instagram), monitoring the crowd directly on social media, as well as messages that often spread in conversation groups.

If classified, this is the information verified by the Kompas.com Fact Check Team:

1. Viral (with certain parameters)

2. Chain messages

3. Consider issues and impacts

The fact-checking work process is carried out with the following flow:

1. Monitor misinformation that spreads (social media or chat groups)

2. Identifying information: Why is it spreading so fast? Is it worth verifying, and what will be the impact on society if it is not immediately corrected?

3. Verify: conduct digital searches, verify data, or interview the authorities to confirm the information.

Verification can be done by means of a digital search, usually when confirming the distribution of a photo or video. In this process, we make use of the available tools. For example, searching for photos using Google Image Search, Yandex, and various search engines that can help verify photos. Likewise if you search for videos. In addition, there is a verification process by conducting interviews with related parties and experts in accordance with the issues to be clarified. Tracing of digital data and documents is also often carried out to verify circulating information.

After all the above processes have been carried out, the fact-check article will be published. There are two conclusions resulting from the fact-check search results on Kompas.com, namely [HOAKS] if the claims in the information circulating are completely wrong, and secondly [CLARIFICATION] if the claims in the information circulating are not completely wrong, some are incorrect, so that needs to be straightened out.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the reply, the applicant explains how they select claims to check, including the virality of the claims and other impacts. 

The applicant says it will update its website to explain how they select claims to check, how they consider the reach and importance of the claims selected, and the workflow of the fact-check department. While its fact-check reports show non-partisanship, it is recommended that the applicant states this clearly in the website as well. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant identifies the sources it quotes for the fact-check stories, therefore the readers can be informed of relevant interests that could influence the findings of the fact check. 


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Kompas.com 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, except for transparency and accuracy in public debate.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the page About Us – https://inside.kompas.com/about-us – Kompas.com states that they are non-partisan and not linked with any political party. They also state their prohibition for their staff to be involved in political activities. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago


Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant, Kompas.com, identifies the sources of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, and gave relevant links if the source is available online -- so that readers can replicate their work if they wish. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant duly fact-checks each key element of a claim, using more than one named source of evidence, except when that one source is the only one available evidence.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In its fact-checks, the applicant always identifies the sources it uses, therefore allowing readers to reasonably conclude possible interests that could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is a fact-checking unit of online news site Kompas.com. 
https://inside.kompas.com/about-us


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the About Us page -- https://inside.kompas.com/about-us#legal -- the applicant explains that PT Kompas Cyber Media, a business entity that runs Kompas.com, is owned by media conglomerate Kompas Gramedia. 

Kompas.com gets income from advertising, event production and content marketing, and details the operating costs of the fact-checking unit here in the link here: https://asset.kompas.com/data/2018/Anggaran%20Fact%20Check%20KOMPAScom.pdf 


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The Editors page -- https://inside.kompas.com/about-us#editorial -- lists the name of people in the editorial team from the editor in chief to reporters and those managing multimedia and social media. 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago)
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On this page, we have updated our reporters and editors name and also their professional biographies including their latest work. 

https://cekfakta.kompas.com/about#thebunker

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Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

At the bottom of the Journalism Code of Ethics page -- https://inside.kompas.com/kode-etik-jurnalistik -- there is a list of the five people in the fact-checking team, from the chief to the members -- but only two have professional biographies (Kompas.com's editor in chief and the assistant managing editor).

But in the additional explanation to IFCN, the applicant says it now has nine reporters and four editors. It is recommended for the applicant to update the website. 


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
02-Jun-2021 (11 months ago)

The applicant says it now has nine reporters and four editors. It lists the names of the editors, fact-checking journalists and their bios on the About section of the fact-checking department's website. 
https://cekfakta.kompas.com/about#thebunker


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the Meet Us page, there is a form to contact the editorial team. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago)
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On this page, we have updated thoroughly our verification methodology, and also how we select stories or topics to fact-check. 

https://cekfakta.kompas.com/about#metodologi

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant publishes on the website its verification methodology and also fact-checking work, explaining how it research, write and publish its fact-checks, but it doesn't explain how it selects stories or topics to fact-check.The applicant says it will be updating its website to include this information. 



cancel 5.1 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
02-Jun-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant explains how it selects, research, writer and publish the fact checks in the Methodology section. 
https://cekfakta.kompas.com/about#metodologi


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the importance of the claims, for example, during the pandemic in the past year, the applicant publishes many fact-checks related to Covid-19. Or fact-checks related to recent disasters or news stories. 


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence, both which appears to support the claim and which appears to undermine it.



done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Regardless who made the claim, the fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards. 


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The fact-checks produced by the applicant generally don't involve the process of contacting those who made the claim, and this is very common in Indonesia hardly ever try to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence because this is often not possible with online claims, and because doing so can quite unsafe for fact-checkers. 


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

At the bottom page of each fact-check story, there is a button which invites readers to "Report Hoax", which leads to the online form: https://inside.kompas.com/laporkan-hoaks 

The "Report Hoax" button is also provided on the homepage of Kompas.com.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant explains its corrections and complaints policy in the Journalism Code of Ethics page: https://inside.kompas.com/kode-etik-jurnalistik


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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

KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago)

Mechanism for correcting articles, Kompas.com follows the provisions stipulated in the Cyber Media News Coverage Guidelines issued by the Press Council.

Provisions regarding corrections or corrections to articles are regulated in Article 4, which reads:

4. Errors, corrections, and the right to reply

a. Errors, corrections, and right of reply refer to the Press Law, Code of Ethic Journalism, and the Guidelines for the Right to Reply established by the Press Council.

b. Errors, corrections, and/or right of reply must be linked to the rectified news corrected or given the right to reply.

c. In every news of corrections, and right of reply, the publish time must be stated corrections, and/or the right of reply.

For articles related to fact-checking, so far we have not found any problems that require corrections or corrections to the article. Hopefully, in the future, there will be no problems related to this.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant's corrections policy is based on the Indonesian Press Council's Cyber Media Guidelines: https://inside.kompas.com/pedoman. It gave an example of a fact-check story in 2017 -- https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2017/10/31/10585781/ralat-telusuri-kasus-bullying-kpai-sempat-salah-datangi-sekolah -- of which conclusion had changed, and they corrected the headline and the content, with a correction note at the end of the story. 

However, the corrections policy does not state clearly how major mistakes, especially those requiring conclusions of a fact-check, are handled. 



cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
02-Jun-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

The applicant's corrections policy is based on the Indonesian Press Council's Cyber Media Guidelines: https://inside.kompas.com/pedoman.

It gave an example of a fact-check story in 2017 -- https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2017/10/31/10585781/ralat-telusuri-kasus-bullying-kpai-sempat-salah-datangi-sekolah -- of which conclusion had changed, and they corrected the headline and the content, with a correction note at the end of the story. 




done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

no correction request has been made during the year

Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

According to the applicant, there is no correction request made in the previous year. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago)
KOMPAS.com
30-Apr-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We've updated our fact-check page, and provide a link to the IFCN's complaints page on our website on every article that is a fact check article, and with this explanation, we also attach an image with an example of the complaints button link to the IFCN's complaints page. 

https://cekfakta.kompas.com/ 

Files Attached
IFCN Button.jpg (432 KB)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

While the applicant shows the IFCN logo on each page on its website, it doesn't provide a link to the IFCN's complaints page on its website where readers can inform the IFCN if they believe there is a violation of the IFCN code. 


cancel 6.4 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
02-Jun-2021 (11 months ago) Updated: 11 months ago

The applicant shows the IFCN logo on its website -- https://www.kompas.com/ -- linking it to an article that Kompas.com is a certified signatory of IFCN (https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2018/10/17/08133311/kompascom-tersertifikasi-dalam-jaringan-internasional-penguji-informasi), which provides a link to IFCN. 




done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

KOMPAS.com
04-Feb-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Yenni Kwok Assessor
04-Mar-2021 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On its website, Kompas.com publishes its corrections policy, which is based on the Indonesian Press Council's Journalism Code of Ethics. 

https://inside.kompas.com/kode-etik-jurnalistik
https://dewanpers.or.id/kebijakan/peraturan


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.