The applicant is a fact-checking division of a larger media house. The latter is a legally registered entity, working in content services.The applicant, that works exclusively on fact checking, has published fact checks regularly over the last few months, in about four languages. They have published over one fact check a week.
The fact checks by the applicant cover a range of topics, from all sides of the spectrum. The applicant has policies that prevent staff from active involvement in advocacy. It has shared a code of conduct that employees have to sign.
The applicant lists its sources at the end of each fact check. Within fact checks, too, it mentions whenever it has contacted any source and explains how it got to the source. Readers could easily replicate the fact check.
The applicant has clearly stated that it is a division of a for-profit company. It has also mentioned its primary source of income. Its website clearly lists its team with their biographies. This includes key personnel like the editor and the publisher.
The applicant's website has a Contact Us page with an email id. It does have a note in the footer encouraging readers to reach out, but is lost in the other information. The applicant's methodology is clearly explained, step by step on its website.
The applicant has a Contact Us page and has added a Google form to help applicants send complaints. It would help for the applicant to have a dedicated page to submit claims to fact check. Or, it could expand its Contact Us page. It would also help for the organisation to provide numbers of reader-submitted fact checks published
The applicant's website has a clearly marked corrections page that explains how claims are checked and explains how mistakes are handled. However, it would help for the applicant to provide a time frame to make corrections. The applicant has provided only one example because it says no other corrections have been requested.
The application may be accepted.