Vishvas writes its stories in an explanatory manner so that the readers can debunk the story on their own and there is no scope of influencing the fact check in any way. All the proofs are attached in the story and the process is explained in detail.
Sources are always provided so that readers can follow the fact-checking process from tip to toe. This includes posting and imbedding tweets, links, pictures, screen grabs of reports, and any other relevant elements. We identify sources in full, including a link to the source.
As the first step, we verify the source of the information or news. Once a claim is established, we consider it the most important step to find reliable sources of evidence to check the claim against. We rely on multiple sources to write our fact checks. If we are unable to verify it, we do not publish the news or information. The news source could be newspaper articles, Youtube links of news shows, tweets, Facebook pages. In the age of the Internet, some people pass off other organizations’ coverage as their own facts, which can lead to serious problems. We therefore take this as our responsibility to only serve the information that is verified and authentic. The source is given full credit for news published on the site. For instance – ANI/PTI/IANS. The image source is also given full credit. Every source we refer to is hyperlinked or attributed in the story.
Political parties, leaders, lawyers, and other professionals have presence on Facebook and other social media sites. We follow them or include them in our contacts list. While adding influential persons of the society we maintain that presence only in order to monitor the news feeds and nothing else; we do not communicate with them on that platform.
We are sensitive to the fact that different people have diverse viewpoints. If somebody has denied any allegations then this point is also included in the article. It is essential to make the effort to ensure that all reporting is impartial. The sole aim of ‘Vishvas’ is to ensure that consistent and unbiased news is published.
We ensure that data used in charts and infographic is accurate. We check the data (numbers) carefully so that our readers get the correct information. While covering political statements, we check the same at every level possible. It is our moral responsibility to provide our readers and followers full and complete news.