Organization: PT. Kompas Cyber Media
Applicant: Deasy Diansari
Assessor: Yenni Kwok
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
Conclusion and recommendations
Yenni Kwok wrote:
Kompas.com is a member and media partner of the Indonesian media fact-checking collaborative effort, called Cek Fakta: https://cekfakta.com/media. It is also one of the most established and leading news outlets in Indonesia.
However, readers cannot independently or easily find the fact-check section on the Kompas.com website, making it difficult to locate fact-check reports independently. It'd be better for Kompas.com to add a special link on the website for the fact-checking section so readers can easily find the section.
Its fact-check reports can be improved with more consistent steps in fact-checking claims, for example providing links to sources when possible, and giving archived links, in addition to screenshots, of misleading or false posts, so that readers can easily replicate the fact-checks. It should also explain its verification methodology in more details.
I'd suggest to make the corrections policy information more easily accessible, instead of being hidden two or three layers from the home page. The readers can give comments or critiques via Kompas.com's email form and social media accounts. The "Report a Hoax" button is available at the bottom of each fact-check report. However, if readers don't have a fact-check report on hand, or a link to the fact-check front page, they may have difficulties to find it.
The applicant also doesn't give examples of corrections for the fact-check reports in the past year, and it doesn't have a public page listing the corrections it has made.