Stopfals.md

Organization: Stopfals.md
Applicant: Lilia Zaharia
Assessor: Anabella Costache
Assessor: Anabella Costache

Background

Founded in 1997, API is one of the oldest and most important non-governmental organisations fighting for the independence of the Moldovan media. Their work is highly important for Moldova, a country with extremely polarized media, characterized by chronic instability and the excessive influence of its oligarchs. Journalistic independence and quality, and the concentration of media ownership are major challenges, Moldova ranking 91 in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Several independent reports constantly show a significant influence exerted in the public space, some of them directed through Russian channels rebroadcasted in the country that disseminated propaganda and presented distorted information about regional and international events.

The issue of Transnistria, as well as the constant struggle between pro-European and pro-Russian parties also transform Moldova in a space vulnerable to disinformation regarding topics related to the democratic institutions as well as targeted attacks against pro-European political leaders. There is also a significant anti-Romanian propaganda which is specific to the country. Otherwise, the narratives encountered in Moldova are the “classical ones” - migration, the foreigners that want to undermine Moldova, etc.

The project “STOP FALS!” started in 2015 precisely because of this huge need of education and fact-checking, involving strong media campaigns, significant educational activities in rural areas and constant fact-checking published on their website. The team of the project involves highly reputed and experienced Moldovan journalists such as Lilia Zaharia and Petru Macovei.  

Assessment Conclusion

The Stop Fals project and the work of the team are consistent, constant and non partisan. The role of the project in the context of Moldova is highly important, since the mother organization, the Association of Independent Press, is a highly reputed non-governmental organization fighting for media freedom and the fact-checking project addresses a profound need of education on the topic. The topics covered are diverse and of public interest. Their activity during the Covid pandemic was also significant, debunking a series of relevant false claims related to public health and security. 

The project is now respecting the standards of transparency regarding funding sources, organization, methodology and corrections. The assessments respect the methodology and, generally, high standards for the evidence provided. The audience is adequately encouraged to interact with the staff team and send claims to be fact-checked. The only deficiency that I would signal is that, since they only publish false claims and the political and social context of the country is so divided, it may seem that their activity is biased and they may always interact with the same type of audience. Nonetheless, the project covers a wide diversity of topics (not all of them political) and this helps counterbalance.     

  

on 15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago)

Anabella Costache assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Proiectul Stop Fals și activitatea echipei sunt congruente și relevante, constante și nepărtinitoare. Rolul proiectului în contextul Moldovei este unul de o importanță majoră, ținând cont că organizația mamă, Asociația Presei Independente, este o organizație neguvernamentală renumită pentru lupta sa pentru libertatea presei, iar proiectul de fact-checking răspunde unei nevoi profunde de educație pe acest subiect. Subiectele acoperite sunt diverse și de interes public. Activitatea echipei pe perioada pandemiei de Covid a fost semnificativă, demascând o serie de informații false sau înșelătoare cu privire la sănătatea și siguranța publică. 

Proiectul respectă în prezent standardele de transparență privind sursele de finanțare, organizarea, metodologia și corectările articolelor publicate. Investigațiile respectă metodologia și, în general, aplică standarde înalte privind dovezile folosite. Publicul este încurajat în mod corespunzător să interacționeze cu echipa de proiect și să trimită afirmații spre verificare. Singura deficiență pe care aș semnala-o este că, publicând doar informații false și în contextul social și politic atât de divizat al țării, ar putea părea că activitatea este părtinitoare și ar putea atrage constant același tip de public. Totuși, faptul că acoperă o varietate mare de subiecte (chiar și în afara sferei politice) compensează situația menționată anterior.   

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

The Association of Independent Press (API) is a non-governmental organization established to support apolitical mass media. The Association of Independent Press was founded by the representatives of the first local independent newspapers "Accent Provincial" (Glodeni), "Business-Info" / at present “Gazeta de Sud” (Cimișlia), "Cugetul" (Bălți), "Cuvântul" (Rezina), "Est Curier" (Criuleni), "Gazeta de Vest" (Nisporeni), and the press agencies BASA-Press (Chisinau) and DECA-Press (Bălți).

The idea to set API belongs to the American journalist Judi Yablonky, who, during a documentation trip taken to Moldova, suggested to the directors of independent media institutions to unite under a non-governmental organization, with a view to help each other and defend their rights.

The Association of Independent Press was officially registered at the Ministry of Justice on 29 September 1997, being the first association of this kind in the republic.

API is recognised as one of the most important mass-media organisations in R. Moldova which promotes and provides assistance to independent media. API is highly appreciated for its media campaigns in various public interest sectors, advocacy activities for mass-media development, defence of the freedom of expression, access to information, promotion of journalistic self-regulation, etc.

API manages the fact-checking portal, Stopfals.md, through which journalists deny the false and biased information that appeared in the media and social networks.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf Statutes_API_eng.pdf (451 KB)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is a distinct team within the Association of Independent Press which is a legally registered non-governmental organization. The information can be easily found on both Stopfals.md and Api.md. 


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is a distinct team within the Association of Independent Press which is a legally registered non-governmental organization. The information can be easily found on both Stopfals.md and Api.md. 


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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?

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

Since November 2015, API in partnership with Independent Journalism Center (IJC) and Association of Independent Tele-journalists in Republic of Moldova (ATVJI) is conducting the media campaign against false and biased information - “STOP FALS!”. The goal of the campaign is to diminish the effects and the impact resulted from propagandistic and manipulative information that distorts the reality, being spread out through various communication means by mass-media institutions and other politically-controlled structures, and to build Moldovan citizens' capacities to critically analyze the received information. In the API team 14 people work, of which 4 API employees are also on the Stopfals.md portal team. The website www.stopfals.md is an online platform for information on the phenomenon of "fake news", revealing false and obviously biased information, training and assistance on fact checking and discovering manipulation techniques, with interactive fields and special modules through to which users are encouraged to report forgeries in journalistic materials, published by local or foreign media, answer questions from opinion polls, participate in debates, etc. The main purpose of this site, as well as the API, is to thoroughly verify the false information that is intentionally transmitted on different platforms.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Founded in 1997, API is one of the oldest and most important non-governmental organisations fighting for the independence of the Moldovan media. Their work is highly important for Moldova, a country with extremely polarized media, characterized by chronic instability and the excessive influence of its oligarchs. Journalistic independence and quality, and the concentration of media ownership are major challenges, Moldova ranking 91 in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Several independent reports constantly show a significant influence exerted in the public space, some of them directed through Russian channels rebroadcasted in the country that disseminated propaganda and presented distorted information about regional and international events.

The issue of Transnistria, as well as the constant struggle between pro-European and pro-Russian parties also transform Moldova in a space vulnerable to disinformation regarding topics related to the democratic institutions as well as targeted attacks against pro-European political leaders. There is also a significant anti-Romanian propaganda which is specific to the country. Otherwise, the narratives encountered in Moldova are the “classical ones” - migration, the foreigners that want to undermine Moldova etc.

The project “STOP FALS!” started in 2015 precisely because of this huge need of education and fact-checking, involving strong media campaigns, significant educational activities in rural areas and constant fact-checking published on their website. The team of the project involves highly reputed and experienced Moldovan journalists such as Lilia Zaharia and Petru Macovei.  

Please clarify if the team works exclusively on “STOP FALS!” and review the members published on your website, since it seems that you have fact-checkers that are not included here: https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Founded in 1997, API is one of the oldest and most important non-governmental organisations fighting for the independence of the Moldovan media. Their work is highly important for Moldova, a country with extremely polarized media, characterized by chronic instability and the excessive influence of its oligarchs. Journalistic independence and quality, and the concentration of media ownership are major challenges, Moldova ranking 91 in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Several independent reports constantly show a significant influence exerted in the public space, some of them directed through Russian channels rebroadcasted in the country that disseminated propaganda and presented distorted information about regional and international events.

The issue of Transnistria, as well as the constant struggle between pro-European and pro-Russian parties also transform Moldova in a space vulnerable to disinformation regarding topics related to the democratic institutions as well as targeted attacks against pro-European political leaders. There is also a significant anti-Romanian propaganda which is specific to the country. Otherwise, the narratives encountered in Moldova are the “classical ones” - migration, the foreigners that want to undermine Moldova etc.

The project “STOP FALS!” started in 2015 precisely because of this huge need of education and fact-checking, involving strong media campaigns, significant educational activities in rural areas and constant fact-checking published on their website. The team of the project involves highly reputed and experienced Moldovan journalists such as Lilia Zaharia and Petru Macovei.  

Please clarify if the team works exclusively on “STOP FALS!” and review the members published on your website, since it seems that you have fact-checkers that are not included here: https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

The API, through the Stopfals.md portal, has focused in the last three months largely on the denial of misinformation and narratives about COVID-19.

Files Attached
description Narratives.docx (14 KB)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Although in the document provided in the application there are only 11 articles mentioned, they have checked more than 13 claims in the last 3 months prior to the application date, 20.04.2020. All the topics covered in this period of time are of public interest: to COVID-19, narratives against the European Union, NATO, USA, IMF, Ukraine or George Soros. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Although in the document provided in the application there are only 11 articles mentioned, they have checked more than 13 claims in the last 3 months prior to the application date, 20.04.2020. All the topics covered in this period of time are of public interest: to COVID-19, narratives against the European Union, NATO, USA, IMF, Ukraine or George Soros. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

More than 75% of the fact-checks cover topics of public interest, such as issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health care system, public justice, public spending, relationships with other states, international organizations or the European Union. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

More than 75% of the fact-checks cover topics of public interest, such as issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health care system, public justice, public spending, relationships with other states, international organizations or the European Union. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

API is recognised as one of the most important mass-media organisations in R. Moldova which promotes and provides assistance to independent media. API is highly appreciated for its media campaigns in various public interest sectors, advocacy activities for mass-media development, defence of the freedom of expression, access to information, promotion of journalistic self-regulation, etc. Enhancing the impact of independent media in Republic of Moldova

OBJECTIVES:

supporting independent media institutions, defending civil and professional rights of employees from independent media;

assisting independent media institutions in order to build their viability;

ensuring a continuous process of training and uplifting the professional background of independent media employees;

developing lobby and advocacy campaigns in order to foster the development of independent media;

facilitating the supply of editorial offices with equipment, paper, and necessary office supplies for publishing and spreading the publications;

improving the press distribution system;

attracting and efficiently making use of donations, sponsorship, other sources of financing with a view to promote, develop and build independent press;

improve and diversify the content of independent publications, by producing comments and union articles, and publishing common supplements;

conducting information and awareness-raising campaigns on public interest issues;

ensuring the informational support to implementing democratic reforms and strengthening the open society in Moldova;

initiating and supporting initiatives to make the media more accountable by complying with deontological norms;

procuring advertising to the interest of API members. API is an NGO that does not support political or other type, which is why it has never received funding from politicians, either local or from outside.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

As it is mentioned in the application, one of the objectives of the organization is "attracting and efficiently making use of donations, sponsorship, other sources of financing with a view to promote, develop and build independent press". The organization does not receive funding from national or foreign political sources. Their main funding sources are the European Union, foreign embassies, Soros Foundation, UNWomen, Freedom House, the East Europe Foundation, USAID. All the projects and funding sources are available on the API website, as well as the financial strategy.  


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

As it is mentioned in the application, one of the objectives of the organization is "attracting and efficiently making use of donations, sponsorship, other sources of financing with a view to promote, develop and build independent press". The organization does not receive funding from national or foreign political sources. Their main funding sources are the European Union, foreign embassies, Soros Foundation, UNWomen, Freedom House, the East Europe Foundation, USAID. All the projects and funding sources are available on the API website, as well as the financial strategy.  


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The organization does not receive funding from local or foreign state or political sources. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The organization does not receive funding from local or foreign state or political sources. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

The journalists monitor the media but also the social networks for detecting misinformation;

Analyze the subject;

The journalist collects information ethically and legally.

The journalist, in collecting information of public interest, ensures every time that between his rights and the rights of citizens, who are also sources of information, a fair and reasonable balance is established.

The journalist, prior to requesting information from the source, identifies his name and, as the case may be, the media institution he represents, preventing the source that the information provided could be made public.

The journalist must obtain the opinion of all parties relevant to the subject, and in conflict situations present the positions of at least two parties. The journalist must demonstrate the plurality of opinions, even if he does not agree with them.

Files Attached
description Annual links.docx (20 KB)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant uses the same standards of evidence and judgement regardless of who made the claims. Each fact-check is based on objective proof such as public reports, data, documents, declarations, videos, etc. easily traceable by the reader. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant uses the same standards of evidence and judgement regardless of who made the claims. Each fact-check is based on objective proof such as public reports, data, documents, declarations, videos, etc. easily traceable by the reader. 


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The information concerning the selection and fact-checking methodology provided on the website is quite brief and not specific enough: "The goal of the Campaign STOP FALS! is to diminish the effects and the impact of propaganda and manipulation through information that distort the reality, broadcasted on diverse communication channels by mass-media institutions and other structures politically controlled, and to develop citizens' critical analysis skills towards the information received. www.stopfals.md is an online platform that brings information about the phenomenon of fake news, debunks false and obviously tendentious information [...]."

Although the methodology is not clearly stated on the website, reviewing the fact-checks published during the last 6 months prior to the application, we can easily observe that the claims addressed are of public interest and clearly recognized by the research as most common disinformation topics and narratives: anti-EU, anti-USA, anti-IMF, related to public health or to local and national governance. The sources of disinformation are mostly pro-Russia and state-controlled media-outlet.

Since the platform publishes only the false claims that are debunked, when it comes to Moldovan politicians and political parties, it becomes harder to prove that the project is making sure that they do not concentrate on any political side. For instance, Maia Sandu, the current leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity and former Prime Minister of Moldova, is a prominent figure of the opposition and, therefore, a regular target of disinformation. Consequently, there are several fact-checks that debunk claims against her, which does not happen for other politicians. At the same time, these fact-checks use high standards of evidence, which proves that the fact-check is objective.

Concluding, I do not consider that the platform is biased when selecting the claims, but a clearer and public explanation of the methodology would discard any doubt and would help the users better understand the process.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The information concerning the selection and fact-checking methodology provided on the website is quite brief and not specific enough: "The goal of the Campaign STOP FALS! is to diminish the effects and the impact of propaganda and manipulation through information that distort the reality, broadcasted on diverse communication channels by mass-media institutions and other structures politically controlled, and to develop citizens' critical analysis skills towards the information received. www.stopfals.md is an online platform that brings information about the phenomenon of fake news, debunks false and obviously tendentious information [...]."

Although the methodology is not clearly stated on the website, reviewing the fact-checks published during the last 6 months prior to the application, we can easily observe that the claims addressed are of public interest and clearly recognized by the research as most common disinformation topics and narratives: anti-EU, anti-USA, anti-IMF, related to public health or to local and national governance. The sources of disinformation are mostly pro-Russia and state-controlled media-outlet.

Since the platform publishes only the false claims that are debunked, when it comes to Moldovan politicians and political parties, it becomes harder to prove that the project is making sure that they do not concentrate on any political side. For instance, Maia Sandu, the current leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity and former Prime Minister of Moldova, is a prominent figure of the opposition and, therefore, a regular target of disinformation. Consequently, there are several fact-checks that debunk claims against her, which does not happen for other politicians. At the same time, these fact-checks use high standards of evidence, which proves that the fact-check is objective.

Concluding, I do not consider that the platform is biased when selecting the claims, but a clearer and public explanation of the methodology would discard any doubt and would help the users better understand the process.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant clearly discloses, as a rule, if the sources quoted have any interest in the matter that is fact-checked, so that the reader can easily retrace the links between the different sources used.  


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant clearly discloses, as a rule, if the sources quoted have any interest in the matter that is fact-checked, so that the reader can easily retrace the links between the different sources used.  


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not politically affiliated nor has ever declared adversity or support for any politician, political party or policy positions on their website or social media.   


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not politically affiliated nor has ever declared adversity or support for any politician, political party or policy positions on their website or social media.   


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Stopfals.md
14-Jul-2020 (3 months ago)

The journalists from the Stopfals.md portal respect all the norms of the DEONTOLOGICAL CODE OF THE JOURNALIST FROM THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA.

The team's activity is based on equidistance, transparency, integrity. Our editorial policy is also based on international principles of professional ethics in journalism, including the right to truthful information. Known as the most credible fact-checking newsroom in Moldova, the Stopfals.md portal carries out a non-partisan activity.

https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/1

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

There is no policy on non-partisanship of staff members published on the website. You should have a policy for your staff, stating that they don't do advocacy or express their views on political issues. 


cancel 2.5 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago)

The policy of non-partisanship of staff members is published on the website and it clearly states that the project's staff members are selected and carry out their activity based on the principles of professional ethics in journalism. The staff does not support political parties, politicians or any political issues on their personal social media in such a way that could indicate that their activity in the project is biased. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

There is no policy on non-partisanship of staff members published on the website. You should have a policy for your staff, stating that they don't do advocacy or express their views on political issues. 


cancel 2.5 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago)

The policy of non-partisanship of staff members is published on the website and it clearly states that the project's staff members are selected and carry out their activity based on the principles of professional ethics in journalism. The staff does not support political parties, politicians or any political issues on their personal social media in such a way that could indicate that their activity in the project is biased. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

On a regular basis, the applicant provides active links to their sources of information, when available, and all relevant information about the persons who support them with declarations. The readers can easily retrace the fact-checking process through the links and details about the sources of information included in the articles. None of the fact-checks analyzed needed the omission of information for security reasons. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

On a regular basis, the applicant provides active links to their sources of information, when available, and all relevant information about the persons who support them with declarations. The readers can easily retrace the fact-checking process through the links and details about the sources of information included in the articles. None of the fact-checks analyzed needed the omission of information for security reasons. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The majority of sources used in the fact-checks are primary sources and secondary sources are sometimes used to complement the primary sources. Generally, the primary sources used are the best sources available: government reports, court documents, data, official statements, etc. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The majority of sources used in the fact-checks are primary sources and secondary sources are sometimes used to complement the primary sources. Generally, the primary sources used are the best sources available: government reports, court documents, data, official statements, etc. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Most of the articles reviewed check the claims with at least 2 sources of evidence. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Most of the articles reviewed check the claims with at least 2 sources of evidence. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The fact-checks do provide enough information in order to contextualize the information and indicate any interests that the sources might have in the matter covered. 


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The fact-checks do provide enough information in order to contextualize the information and indicate any interests that the sources might have in the matter covered. 


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

The API statute includes API goals and tasks, details the organizational structure and attributes of API management, explains how to accumulate financial means and to manage API heritage, etc.

The API statute has been amended several times, the last changes being made at the General Assembly on May 19, 2017. http://api.md/page/en-statutul-api-14

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is a fact-checking project of the Association of Independent Press (API), an independent non-governmental organization. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is a fact-checking project of the Association of Independent Press (API), an independent non-governmental organization. 


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

Donors and project amounts are indicated in the API's annual activity reports. http://api.md/page/en-raportul-anual-21

Stopfals.md
14-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Here you will find detailed information regarding the funding for API: http://api.md/page/ro-rapoarte-anuale-21 and STOPFALS Link: https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/0

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The financial report for 2019 is not available on the API's website. We know that this year was special and your report may not be ready yet, so, please, provide some information about the issue. 


cancel 4.2 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The sources of funding are detailed on the website of StopFals (USAID, EU, Open Information Partnership, US Embassy); they are diverse and they prove that the organization is independent. 


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The financial report for 2019 is not available on the API's website. We know that this year was special and your report may not be ready yet, so, please, provide some information about the issue. 


cancel 4.2 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The sources of funding are detailed on the website of StopFals (USAID, EU, Open Information Partnership, US Embassy); they are diverse and they prove that the organization is independent. 


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

API team counts 14 employees, including eight women and six men. Throughout the year, voluntaries who are usually students from Journalism Faculties are working at API. http://api.md/page/en-contacte-32

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is part of API who also has editorial control through the 4 members that also work for Stopfals.md. It is mentioned on Stopfals: https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Stopfals.md is part of API who also has editorial control through the 4 members that also work for Stopfals.md. It is mentioned on Stopfals: https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Stopfals.md
14-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The team of the Stopfals.md portal includes five API collaborators and two fact-checking volunteers here you can find the link to the editorial staff members : Link https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

There are no biographies of the team members, only their names. 


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The professional biographies of the team members are detailed on the website. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

There are no biographies of the team members, only their names. 


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The professional biographies of the team members are detailed on the website. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

The Independent Press Association (API) encourages readers to report each case of false and distorted information, activity carried out by some media institutions and national and international social networks. In that way, the public try to fight the fake media together!

https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/signal

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Indeed, contacts are available and easy to find on the website (https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2) and social media profile. A section for suggesting fact-checking claims is also available on the website. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Indeed, contacts are available and easy to find on the website (https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/2) and social media profile. A section for suggesting fact-checking claims is also available on the website. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The methodology is not explained and detailed on the website nor the social media profile. It is important to explain to your readers how you select your claims and how you proceed when verifying it. Please check the explanations from the guidelines and, if needed, look for examples of methodology from other fact-checking platforms. 


cancel 5.1 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The methodology is clearly explained and detailed on the website, explaining how it selects, writes and publishes the fact checks. Thus, the steps of a fact check can be easily identifies by any reader. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The methodology is not explained and detailed on the website nor the social media profile. It is important to explain to your readers how you select your claims and how you proceed when verifying it. Please check the explanations from the guidelines and, if needed, look for examples of methodology from other fact-checking platforms. 


cancel 5.1 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The methodology is clearly explained and detailed on the website, explaining how it selects, writes and publishes the fact checks. Thus, the steps of a fact check can be easily identifies by any reader. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The methodology is not explicitly described on the website, therefore the compliance cannot be checked. Nonetheless, it is visible that the claims are selected because of their importance for the public. 


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The methodology is not explicitly described on the website, therefore the compliance cannot be checked. Nonetheless, it is visible that the claims are selected because of their importance for the public. 


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

As already mentioned, the methodology is not available on the website. Nonetheless, the analysis of the fact-checks allows us to observe that there is provided relevant evidence that undermines the claim, but very little evidence that supports the claims, excepting the fact that, sometimes, there are several media outlets that disseminated the claims. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

As already mentioned, the methodology is not available on the website. Nonetheless, the analysis of the fact-checks allows us to observe that there is provided relevant evidence that undermines the claim, but very little evidence that supports the claims, excepting the fact that, sometimes, there are several media outlets that disseminated the claims. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

In most cases, the same high standards are used regardless of the source of the claim: best primary sources, several sources of information, proper contextualization, etc. 


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

In most cases, the same high standards are used regardless of the source of the claim: best primary sources, several sources of information, proper contextualization, etc. 


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

In many of the fact-checks reviewed, the fact-checkers contacted the authors of the claims and cited their answers or mentioned that the authors did not respond or refused to give declarations. Therefore, we can see that the applicant seeks to contact the authors whenever is possible.   


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

In many of the fact-checks reviewed, the fact-checkers contacted the authors of the claims and cited their answers or mentioned that the authors did not respond or refused to give declarations. Therefore, we can see that the applicant seeks to contact the authors whenever is possible.   


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

Readers can also send us false ones via Facebook. A pre-documentation is made, then the journalists tell the citators that the information is documented or not.

https://www.facebook.com/StopFals.md/notifications/

Stopfals.md
14-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Here you can find the details needed. 

https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/1

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Indeed, the applicant encourages the readers to send claims through the form available on their website (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/your-opinion) and all the notifications received are registered (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/semnale). 

Nonetheless, it is not stated what readers can legitimately expect to be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.


cancel 5.6 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Indeed, the applicant encourages the readers to send claims through the form available on their website (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/your-opinion) and via Facebook, and all the notifications received are registered (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/semnale). Their methodology states what can be fact-checked and the staff members pre-assess the claims received from the readers and inform them if they can be fact-checked or not.  


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Indeed, the applicant encourages the readers to send claims through the form available on their website (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/your-opinion) and all the notifications received are registered (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/semnale). 

Nonetheless, it is not stated what readers can legitimately expect to be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.


cancel 5.6 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Indeed, the applicant encourages the readers to send claims through the form available on their website (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/your-opinion) and via Facebook, and all the notifications received are registered (https://stopfals.md/ro/opinion/semnale). Their methodology states what can be fact-checked and the staff members pre-assess the claims received from the readers and inform them if they can be fact-checked or not.  


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Although the correction policy is not clearly explained, on the website it is stated that if any content on the website www.stopfals.md infringes the intellectual property, the right to privacy, to publicity or other personal rights of the users, they are asked to send an email to stopfals@stopfals.md, indicating the rights infringed so that the administrators of the page can act according to the law. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Although the correction policy is not clearly explained, on the website it is stated that if any content on the website www.stopfals.md infringes the intellectual property, the right to privacy, to publicity or other personal rights of the users, they are asked to send an email to stopfals@stopfals.md, indicating the rights infringed so that the administrators of the page can act according to the law. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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

Stopfals.md
14-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The Stopfals.md portal cares about its integrity and reputation. We only publish verified information. In exceptional cases, when an unintentional error creeps in, we correct it and notify the public about the error. The information is corrected both on the site and in social networks.

https://stopfals.md/ro/about-us/1

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Clear policies setting out definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes are handled and the fact that some complaints may justify no response, should be published on the website.   


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The corrections policy is easy to find on the website, stating that any error shall be corrected and communicated on their website and social media. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

Clear policies setting out definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes are handled and the fact that some complaints may justify no response, should be published on the website.   


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
15-Jul-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The corrections policy is easy to find on the website, stating that any error shall be corrected and communicated on their website and social media. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

No correction was requested. API honors its commitment to publish an era in which journalists have not documented well enough. But so far the team has not received notifications from citizens or complaints from those concerned in the texts made by the API team.

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant did not receive any correction request in the previous year. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant did not receive any correction request in the previous year. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)

If the API violates the Code of Ethics, then it can be reported both on the Stopfals.md site and on the IFCN site

Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not an existing signatory. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not an existing signatory. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.

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.

Stopfals.md
20-Apr-2020 (6 months ago)
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not part of a media company, but of a non-governmental organization. 


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.
Anabella Costache Assessor
30-May-2020 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

The applicant is not part of a media company, but of a non-governmental organization. 


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Anabella Costache.