Tirto ID

Organization: Tirto ID
Applicant: Farida Susanty
Assessor: Yenni Kwok

Background

The applicant is the fact-checking unit of Tirto.id, an Indonesian online media outlet. It has been an IFCN signatory since 2019. 

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant has satisfied all of the IFCN requirements in the assessment. It consistently produces fact-check reports, and the quality of the reports is also consistent. It provided necessary information for the assessment in a comprehensive manner. When there were queries and requests for changes, the applicant was quick to respond. 



on 30-Apr-2022 (9 months ago)

Yenni Kwok assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pemohon telah memenuhi semua ketentuan IFCN dalam asesmen ini. Tirto.id juga konsisten dalam menerbitkan laporan pemeriksaan fakta, termasuk kualitas laporan mereka. Untuk asesmen, mereka memberikan informasi secara komprehensif. Ketika ada pertanyaan dan permintaan untuk perubahan, mereka cepat menanggapi.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Tirto.id is an online media publisher registered with the Indonesian Press Council (Dewan Pers Indonesia). Tirto's verification can be seen directly through the Press Council's official website (https://dewanpers.or.id/data/perusahaanpers).

Tirto is also registered as a legal entity in the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (document attached). On the 'Tentang Kami' (About Us) and 'Kontak' (Contact) sections on our page. We provide plenty of information about us; ranging from how the company established, its vision, office address, telephone number, and email account. Meanwhile, the 'Redaksi' (Editorial Team) section provides information about our editorial staff. People can easily find all of the informations on the links below:

https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami

https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi

https://tirto.id/insider/kontak-kami

For the fact-checking project, Tirto does it in two formats. Firstly, the Fact-Checking format. This way, we directly asses the claims made by social and political actors, or claims made by general public with official data, scientific journals, and/or reliable sources. We do it real-time or through the fact-checking articles on our page (https://tirto.id/q/periksa-fakta-gnQ). Secondly, the live version. We carried out this project for the first time during the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2017 (https://tirto.id/cek-fakta-debat-pilgub-dki-jakarta-2017-putaran-1-chqf). We did it again on the Presidential Election Debate in 2019 and posted it on our social media page (https://twitter.com/tirtoid/status/1085921085164417024). 

We also have ‘Periksa Data’ format. This way, we publish articles that discuss social, political, and economic issue that are vastly talked in society. Our articles also backed by data and analysis from official sources, latest NGO report, and/or scientific journals. 'Periksa Data' have been published on our page (https://tirto.id/q/periksa-data-gqo) since January 2017.

During the Presidential Election in Indonesia in 2019, we placed our fact-checking product on our sites' homepage, in the category of "Hoaks atau Fakta Pemilu 2019" (https://tirto.id/berita-hoax-fakta-pemilu-2019-df9D).

Files Attached
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Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto's fact-checking unit is part of Tirto, as shown in the Editorial Team page: https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi. 

Tirto is registered with the Indonesian Press Council as the search on the council's homepage shows (https://dewanpers.or.id/data/perusahaanpers).


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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?

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Our fact-checking effort can be traced back to 2017, the same year we were launched. We believed at that time that there is a huge demand to establish a more robust fact-checking practice in the fast-paced information change. As a result, we are the first media company in Indonesia that applied for the IFCN signatory. We have archived our fact-checking project on a page on our website. Our fact-check articles can be found in the following tags:

https://tirto.id/q/periksa-data-gqo 

https://tirto.id/q/periksa-fakta-gnQ

Tirto's fact-checking practice is under the responsibility of Tirto's Research Department. At the moment, there are one assigned fact-checker and one editor that are managing fact-checking practices. For the coming years, we are establishing collaborations with NGO to provide trainings for journalists and small-scale news organizations in areas of fact-checking and research-based journalism.  

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto's fact-checking operation began in 2017. They have one person working as a fact-checker and an editor for the fact-checking desk. It currently focuses on publishing fact-ceck reports. 

However, the applicant says tor the coming years, it plans to collaborate with NGOs to provide trainings for journalists and small-scale news organizations in areas of fact-checking and research-based journalism.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

For the fact-checking practice, Tirto has published at least one 'periksa fakta' article and one 'periksa data' article in each week. In the period of November-March, we have published 45 Periksa Fakta articles and 25 Periksa Data articles. All of Tirto's fact-check articles can be seen on this page:

https://tirto.id/q/periksa-data-gqo/

https://tirto.id/q/periksa-fakta-gnQ/

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In the past six months, Tirto has published an average of more than one fact-checking article per week. Between November 2021 to March 2022, we have published a total of 70 fact-checking articles.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Most 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, more recently the pandemic, local politics, the Russian-Ukrainian war, etc. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

As written on the "About Us" page (https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami), we promise to stand above all groups equally and being non-partisan. Tirto has no close, direct, or indirect relationship with political parties or actors in Indonesia. Such a position can also be seen through various articles that we have published. We do not partially lean towards one group and certain political interests.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto.id declares it is an independent media and it has no close, direct, or indirect relationship with political parties or politicians in Indonesia, and not to the state either. 


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

We have not received any kind of funding from local or foreign states or political sources. Our independence on our editorial work is stated clearly on the 'About Us' (Tentang Kami) page: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto says that they have not received any kind of funding from local or foreign states or political sources. It declares its editorial independence policy of their work on their website: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

When we approach fact-checking, we only refer to reliable sources. In our standard, we have three levels of sources. The first level is publicly available government data and companies' reports. The second one is intergovernmental organisations (eg: UN), international institutions (eg world banks, IMF), reliable consultants and research institutions, and top journals. The last one is the national news agency.

In cases related to the examination of facts related to issues, events, or political debates, we also conduct a confirmation to sources in accordance with journalism principles. Some examples can be read from the results of our articles by displaying the results of confirmation of key informants.


1. https://tirto.id/resep-mengobati-covid-19-sendiri-di-rumah-itu-menyesatkan-gos2

2. https://tirto.id/benarkah-donasi-darah-dari-orang-yang-telah-divaksin-covid-bahaya-gnPx

3. https://tirto.id/tiongkok-luncurkan-matahari-buatan-benarkah-gnBi

4. https://tirto.id/vaksin-mrna-bagi-anak-disebut-berbahaya-bagaimana-faktanya-gnxU

5. https://tirto.id/benarkah-mogok-pegawai-pertamina-berpengaruh-pada-stok-bahan-bakar-gmNY

6. https://tirto.id/tidak-benar-sinar-uv-melindungi-indonesia-dari-varian-omicron-gmxD

7. https://tirto.id/tidak-benar-varian-omicron-sebagai-propaganda-vaksinasi-di-afrika-gl4Z

8. https://tirto.id/benarkah-gejala-varian-omicron-lebih-mematikan-dari-varian-lain-gl6W

9. https://tirto.id/benarkah-hanya-29-persen-kematian-di-italia-disebabkan-covid-19-glHG

10. https://tirto.id/saran-saran-medis-bermasalah-dokter-di-tiktok-gkQw 

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

People can check the methodology of our fact-checking practices on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant does not only fact-checks on any one side, but also explains the reach and importance of claims it chooses to check. On its website it explains how it chooses the claims to check, namely topics that will have a wide impact on society. 


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant identifies the sources it quotes for the fact-checks so that readers could reasonably deduce if the sources have interests that could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto declares independence in its editorial work, including fact-checking. The assessment also finds the applicant is unaffiliated and does not show support for any party, any politician or political candidate. It also does not advocate an particular policy positions, except for transparency and accuracy in public debate.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Tirto promises to stand above all groups equally, and non-partisan. Tirto has no close, direct, or indirect relationship with political parties or actors in Indonesia. People can access the information on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami

Tirto is also part of the Indonesian Pers Council (Dewan Pers), which means Tirto is operating under the national-standard of journalism ethics and rules which have been set by the Council. The guidance for Indonesian online media is also stated on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/pedoman-media-siber

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto says that it is non-partisan and does not work for any political interests, as stated in its About Us page: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami.  

It also follows the Press Council's Indonesian Cyber Media Guidelines and includes the content of the guidelines in its website: https://tirto.id/insider/pedoman-media-siber . The guidelines require online media to verify and be balanced in the stories they publish. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks and provides relevant links whenever it is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant uses the best available sources to debunk the claim, often explaining how they found the evidence or identifying the source it uses. It also uses other sources to support the fact-check. 


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant checks all key elements of the claims against more than one source of evidence. All the sources are identified and named. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

In its fact-check reports, Tirto identifies the sources it uses, if a person includes the title and the associated institute, allowing readers to reasonably conclude possible interests that could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided by the source. 


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Tirto promise to stand above all groups equally, and non-partisan. Tirto has no close, direct, or indirect relationship with political parties or actors in Indonesia. A piece of brief information about our funding can also be seen on our website. People can access the information on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami

Tirto's official legal founding documents can be accessed through the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights. People generally need to access the legal documents directly on the official website of the Directorate General of General Legal Administration, which is still under the Ministry's jurisdiction (Go to this link: https://ahu.go.id/profil-pt/cari?tipe=perseroan&nama=Pt+tirta+adi+surya).

Files Attached
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Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant is a fact-checking section of Tirto, an online media company. The Editorial Team page explains the organizational structure:  https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Tirto promise to stand above all groups equally, and non-partisan. Tirto has no close, direct, or indirect relationship with political parties or actors in Indonesia. A piece of brief information about our funding can also be seen on our website. People can access the information on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/tentang-kami.

Tirto's official legal founding documents can be accessed through the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights. People generally need to access the legal documents directly on the official website of the Directorate General of General Legal Administration, which is still under the Ministry's jurisdiction (Go to this link: https://ahu.go.id/profil-pt/cari?tipe=perseroan&nama=Pt+tirta+adi+surya).

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf AKTA Pernyataan Kepu... (3 MB)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant is a fact-checking unit of Tirto. The information about the ownership of Tirto.id can be seen on the Editorial Team page: https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Our organizational structure can be found on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The organisational structure of Tirto.id can be seen on the Editorial Team page: https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Our organizational structure can be found on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/redaksi. If people want to access the profile of the writer/researcher/editor/chief editor in Tirto, they can just click the name on the page.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The Editorial Team page lists the names of editors, reporters and other staff of the newsrooms. But for the fact-checking unit, only one name (one of the two researchers) has a very short bio. 

Please add bio for the others, or explain why it is not possible.


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
13-May-2022 (8 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The Editorial Team page lists the names and personal biographies of editors, reporters and other staff of the newsrooms, including those working for the fact-checking unit.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

People can easily access the information on how to reach our editorial team through these pages:

https://tirto.id/insider/kontak-kami 

https://tirto.id/insider/faq

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The Contact Us page – https://tirto.id/insider/kontak-kami – and the FAQ page – https://tirto.id/insider/faq – have details how to contact the editorial team. 


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

We declare our fact-checking methodology on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset.

At the page, we are not only explaining the format of our fact-checking practice, but we also state the sources that we use in testing verifiable facts. We use three levels of sources and ensure that certain sources have been confirmed or re-checked. We only made conclusion in our fact-checking if two or more sources stated the same facts. 

In each case, fact-checking involves various sources of issues/problems/chronology findings that we will explain in each published article. If We use various open-source tools, we also include a brief explanation of how we use them in the article.

In essence, we are open about what we do in our fact-checking practice. If we add some information or link to the source that we use, we are always stating it in each of our fact-checking articles.  

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In their Research Methodology page – https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset – the applicant explains how they choose the stories, how they select sources, etc. 


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The applicant selects claims to check primarily based on the importance of the claims, usually explaining the relevance of the topic, and the reach of the claims, such as the number of shares, likes or views.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In its fact-checks, the applicant provides relevant evidence to undermine the claim, as well as the evidence that appears to support it. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Regardless who made the claim, the applicant's fact-checks use the same high standards for the evidence used for equivalent claims.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

It is usually not possible to contact people who make or share claims online, and there is also an issue of safety for fact-checkers to contact people who make or share the claims directly. 


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

In our 'metodologi riset' page (https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset), we also wrote down an email address (factcheck@tirto.id) of which people can send information, corrections, or additional information/claims related to fact-checking efforts to the address. We also state WhatsApp business number and email address in each of our fact-checking article to encourage readers to send claims to check.

If readers have suggestions, ideas, or responses in relation to the fact-checking activities, Tirto also openly receives them via our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

https://www.facebook.com/TirtoID/

https://www.instagram.com/tirtoid/

https://twitter.com/TirtoID

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

Tirto.id encourages readers to send claims for them to check, as well as input about the fact checks they publish. 

The contact details are available in the Research Methodology page – https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset – as well as at the end of each fact check that they publish. 


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Tirto provides an opportunity for everyone to participate in monitoring the results of our fact-checking practice. People can find it on our 'Metodologi Riset' page (https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset). Correction policies can be sent openly by readers via email: factcheck@tirto.id. 

People can also find the procedure on how we handle all of the corrections, not only fact-checking, including the major ones, on our "Pedoman Media Siber" (https://tirto.id/insider/pedoman-media-siber).

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

On its website, particularly on the Research Methodology page – https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset, the applicant explains its corrections policy. 

In each story, it also invites readers to send input and complaints of the fact checks via email or WhatsApp. 


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

The corrections policy explains how it will make the corrections, including major mistakes that require revised conclusions of a fact check. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

So far, we have tried to rigorously maintain our standards only to publish articles that pretty much have definite conclusions. Therefore, it is quite rare for fact-checking articles to get a correction.

However, for real-time fact-checking effort, if we make a mistake, we will publish a correction article with correction information and still include the original (initial) link of the article as in the following example: https://tirto.id/koreksi-data-agus-ingin-menambah-800-an-sekolah-inklusi-ciPV

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 8 months ago

The applicant says that there were no request of corrections on any fact-check articles in 2021, and that it is quite rare for their fact checks to be corrected because they have a very high standard. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Readers can find the information on this page: https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago

In their Research Methodology page – https://tirto.id/insider/metodologiriset – the applicant discloses it is an IFCN signatory and informs readers to contact the IFCN if they believe the applicant is violating the IFCN code. The applicant also provides a link toe IFCN website. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

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.

Tirto ID
30-Mar-2022 (10 months ago) Updated: 10 months ago

Readers can send a correction or the rights to reply through this email address: redaksi@tirto.id, with HAK JAWAB as the subject of the email. We also state how is the procedure for the process on our page. This information can be found on these pages:

https://tirto.id/insider/kontak-kami

https://tirto.id/insider/pedoman-media-siber

Yenni Kwok Assessor
16-Apr-2022 (9 months ago) Updated: 9 months ago
The applicant is a fact-checking unit of Tirto.id, which follows the corrections policy from the Press Council's Cyber Media Guidelines: https://tirto.id/insider/pedoman-media-siber.

Tirto.id also invites readers to send a correction or the rights to reply, providing the email address in their Contact Us page: https://tirto.id/insider/kontak-kami

done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.