In each fact check article, we specifically point out the claim or the statement that we want to check, then we do our research and cross examination to verify the claim. Finally, in our conclusion we stated the fact that we found around the claim, including the sources, links and documents that we use.
These are the fact-checks we did in the last 12 months:
This claim is made in social media by various sources, about the newly appointed parliament speakers: Bambang Soesatyo's exessive wealth. We checked his asset declaration at the corruption eradication commission and found that most of the claims were true.
This claim was viral in social media made by various sources claimed to be related in the intelligence and law enforcement, about the possibility of a ISIS attack in Indonesia. They believe ISIS supporters would return to their home countries after the war in Syria and Iraq, close to over. Then we checked several sources and it shows that the report is confirmed. However, ISIS supporters who are allowed to return home will be first closely verified by Iraq authorities.
This claim was made in social media last September accusing that Indonesian legal aid unit was organizing a seminar to support communism. This is a dangerous accusation since it can triggered violence response from parties who oppose communism in the country. We attended the seminar, interviewed the organizers and concluded that the accusation was false.
This claim was widespread in October last year when the government announced their plan to register all SIM card holders. Several anonymous sources in social media accused the registration plan was a hoax, a plot to collect millions of valuable private information. We check the government sources and verify the objective of the registration.
This claim was widespread in November, accusing Indonesian sardines and fisheries product of contamination. We check the claim and cross examine it to several official sources and conclude that it was hoax.
This claim was really viral in a short time in social media last December, informing people to avoid certain areas in Yogyakarta due to a riot initiated by Papuan students.
We quickly dispatched our reporter to the area, who check the claim, interview residents and visit the Papuan students dormitory. After that we conclude it was hoax.
This information was viral in social media last November. A student was claimed to be bullied in school because of his ethnic and religious background. We quickly send our reporters to the school and found no student with the name mentioned in social media. After several attempt to verify, then it was clear that the student went to school in another location and indeed was bullied because of his appearance. We conclude the hoax was partially true due to the mistake in the location.
This claim was viral last July, involving a case where a lecturer was beaten severely on a toll road by several unidentified men. People relate this incident with another case where a popular moslem leader was indicted for pornography-- because a few weeks before the incident, this lecturer questioned police's evidence on that case.
We followed the case very closely, and update every progress in order to debunk any false information spreaded by social media about this case.
This claim was made in social media in May and quickly viral. The claim was that a Moslem boarding school was burnt to the ground by communist groups. We send reporter to the area and verify it to several policemen and other sources. We found that it is true a moslem boarding school was on fire but it was because of electricity problem, not arson.
This statement was made by the mayor or district head in Boyolali, Central Java in April, who claim Disneyland will be built in his area. After we check several sources and cross check it again with the mayor, he revise his statement and saying that a theme park will be built but not Disneyland.
Other than that, we also conducted a fact-checking initiative in Jakarta’s election. These are several of the results: