Verificat

Organization: Verificat
Applicant: Lorenzo Marini
Assessor: Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura

Background

Verificat is a Spanish non profit fact-checking organization, based in Catalunya. They cover mainly local politics in that region, and follow high-standards when checking claims. They usually report on issues of social sensitivity as well as relevant online rumors.

Assessment Conclusion

Verificat it responsible and serious in their fact-checking and reporting, being very transparent in the way sources are used and in their methodology when checking claims. They are fully compliant to the code.

on 14-Oct-2020 (3 months ago)

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Verificat es una organización española de verificación de datos sin ánimo de lucro, con sede en Catalunya. Cubren principalmente la política local, cuestiones de sensibilidad social, así como sobre rumores en línea relevantes. Verificat es responsable y serio en su verificación de hechos y reportage, siendo transparente en la forma en que se utilizan las fuentes y en su metodología al momento de verificar informaciones.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

As a preliminary note, Verificat is a bilingual website, operating in Catalan and Spanish. This is true for almost 100% of our contents, although there might be a few more details in the Catalan version of our website. Given that Spanish is much more widely used than Catalan, I’ll provide links to the Spanish version of our website, unless in the case the Catalan version contains more information (for instance, in the case of the list of published fact-checks).

Our website’s about section: https://www.verificat.cat/es/quienes-somos includes information about our legal status as a non-profit association (on top, on the link ‘sin ánimo de lucro’ and in the last section, Financiamiento), and links to our official record. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago)

The applicant displays their status as organization in the website.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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?

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Verificat started its operations in April 2019, when the Open Society Foundations awarded us a pilot grant to fact-check the local elections in Barcelona. Catalonia was living - and still is - through a period of heated political debate and many high profiles candidates were running for office as Mayor of Barcelona, a position which held great symbolic and polittical meaning.

Our second big challenge has been covering the aftermath of the facts of the 1st of October of 2019, when Catalonia lived through another period of great political tension following the sentence of the Catalan independentist political leaders. After that, we collaborated with TV3 programme Planta Baixa until December, and then entered a hiatus for the first months of 2020, in order to regroup and restart with a more solid project. Thanks to another grant by OSF, we have now restarted our operations with a new team, comprised by:

2 codirectors, one for the media literacy area and one for the fact-checking area. Both codirectors, Lorenzo Marini and Alba Tobella are also founding partners of the Association

2 fact-checkers.

1 media literacy coordinator

1 volunteer helping the media literacy team

Moreover, the other 4 cofounders, who operated as fact-checkers during the first year, are still partners in the association and help with tasks of networking and overall management. Our first priority is to strengthen the fact-checking team over the next months according to the fund we’ll be able to raise.

Our main activities are:

Fact-checking the political discourse of Catalan leaders and of Spanish political figures when talking about Catalonia.

Carrying out investigative journalism based on transparency.

Imparting fact-checking theory and practice classes at different universities (last year we did this at UIC, Blanquerna and UB)

Starting media literacy programmes in schools and civic centres.

We are interested in developing technological tools for fact-checking. For this reason we are part of alliances looking for grants for technological development.

For the following year, we foresee two overarching lines of action: Catalan politics and Health.

It is highly likely the next Catalan autonomic elections will be held in the last quarter of 2020 or the first of 2021. Given the conflictive situation of the territory we operate in, we foresee a great deal of disinformation running around before, during and after the electoral period.

Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic is going to dominate the informational agenda. We foresee an increase of information based on false science on social media and alternative outlets, especially on issues related to vaccination.

Other then these two big issues, Catalan politics follow a global pattern and a lot of misinformation is generated around themes like security, immigration and climate change among others. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant has explained all points of structure and goals very well


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Over the last 6 months, starting on April 20th, we have fact-checked 70 claims, divided in 44 fact-checking articles, for an average of 2.69 claims fact-checked per week. Please find the list attached.

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Although they show some gaps, they meet the necessary amount of fact-checks.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Fact-cheks are centered in issued os social importance and reach.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The only institutional relationship we have at local level is being part of the Plataforma per a l'Educació Mediàtica, a hub created by the Consell per a  l'Audiovidual de Catalunya, which depends on the Generalitat de Catalunya. The goal of the hub is to promote digital media literacy in Catalonia. being part of the hub does not imply and specific duty and does not influence our position in any way, moreover, there is no funding involved in the relationship. At the European level, we are part of SOMA, the observatory on disinformation impulsed by the European Commission.

A part from that, we have no other relationship with the state, politicians or political parties, nor we have received funding by local state or political actors. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They have no financial relationships to state actors.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They don't receive funding from political or state sources.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Please find the answers and the list in the attached PDF

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant has demonstrated that their fact-checks use high standards, are evidence-based, and homogeneous.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant makes clear their commitment to balance, as well as how they choose claims to check.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant provides the necessary context when quoting sources.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant does not show support for any political party or policy, being neutral in their checks.


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The Neutrality section has a statement ensuring that staff is not allowed to be affiliated with any political party.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant hyperlinks to the sources used very diligently.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant uses primary sources in most of the situations.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The team checks all elements of claims againsts sources.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant identifies interests in their sources when applicable.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

We are an independent organisation. We are an association registered in the Catalan register of entities, and our statute declares that we are a non-profit organisation dedicated to fact-checking. More info: http://justicia.gencat.cat/ca/serveis/guia_d_entitats/?idEntitat=105415#

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant details all funding received in the years 2019 and2020. They are a regularly registered non-profit.


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Funding is detailed, and the company is regurarly registered.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
https://www.verificat.cat/es/quienes-somos#equipo - here we inform about the team structure, and mention Alba Tobella's role as head of the editorial section. 
https://www.verificat.cat/es/metodologia - here we inform about the methodology for selection and publication
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The structure of the company is clearly explained, as well as its management.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.verificat.cat/es/quienes-somos#equipo                            

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

All members of the staff have their bios on the About page.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They have different ways of contacting the staff:

There is a contact page; all members of the staff have their contacts on the About page; every check has a CTA for sending checks bia WhatsApp.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The Methodology is clearly explained in their webpage.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Claims checked have reach and social importance.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant uses sources both to support and undermine claims. A good example can be found here: https://www.verificat.cat/es/fact-check/cinco-verificaciones-de-la-comparacion-de-joan-canadell-entre-espana-y-europa


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant uses high-standards to check evidences, regardless of who made a claim,


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant tends to identify those who have made the claims, but since they frequently check online rumors, that's not always possible.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

Every article on our website has a disclaimer asking our readers to get in touch if they have received information that they consider suspicious (please see image attached). Moreover, we encourage this on our contact page, on our home page, and every few weeks we tweet a reminder. For reason of space and efficiency, we don't actively try to explain in these short communications what is fact-checkeable and what not, but we try to answer to our readers when they send material that isn'tt fact-checkeable. We also have a statement on our methodology page to explain what we fact-check and what not. 

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They have several different stances where the audience can send claims to checked. What and can not be checked is explained in the methodology.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

https://www.verificat.cat/es/rectificaciones - we also mention this in our methodology page

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They have corrections policy in place.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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

Verificat
06-Oct-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

Thanks for your feedback. We have added exaplanatory text describing the process and detailing our correction policy. Please find it at http://www.verificat.cat/es/rectificaciones

 

The texts reads: 


Esperemos que no pase nunca, pero si detectamos cualquier error en nuestras verificaciones, rectificaremos lo más rápido posible. Nuestro compromiso es ser transparentes en todas las rectificaciones.

Y si vosotros detectáis errores, podéis poneros en contacto con nosotros a través del mail hola@verificat.cat, o a través de nuestras redes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Nos comprometemos a alertar y rectificar cuando sea necesario. Si publicamos cifras erróneas o citas incorrectas de personas u organizaciones publicaremos una corrección que aparecerá al fondo del artículo y en una lista disponible en esta página. 

En el caso de que sea uno de nuestros lectores quien nos avise del error, os responderemos por el mismo canal. Si nos equivocamos en un titular o en el veredicto de alguna de nuestras verificaciones, haremos difusión de la corrección en nuestras redes sociales, igual que hacemos cuando publicamos contenido nuevo.

Si creéis que tenemos que modificar alguna verificación, tendréis que aportar información relevante, datos oficiales o de fuentes de autoridad y demostrar que nuestro equipo no los tuvo en consideración antes de publicar la pieza. Antes de realizar cualquier cambio, dos miembros de nuestro equipo tienen que estar de acuerdo sobre la consistencia del material aportado y la necesidad de rectificar.

Nos reservamos el derecho a modificar errores tipográficos, ortográficos y gramaticales que no cambien el sentido general de un artículo sin avisar a la audiencia.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The corrections policy is very straightforward. However, it should also state what it covers and what it doesn't cover. For example, what type of mistake requires correction in the articles? What types of things wouldn't be corrected if asked? This would make the policy clearer.


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
14-Oct-2020 (3 months ago)

The corrections policy is very straightforward and clear about what it covers and what it doesn't cover.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

The only correction we have had to make over the last year has been to a wrong number we have spotted internally. We haven't received external correction requests so far. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The only correction so far () was identified internally. It is identified being corrected, and is mentioned in their correction page: https://www.verificat.cat/es/fact-check/el-grafico-enganoso-que-relaciona-las-vacunaciones-de-la-gripe-con-las-muertes-por-coronavirus


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The applicant is not a current signatory.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

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.

Verificat
29-Jul-2020 (5 months ago) Updated: 5 months ago

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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
25-Sep-2020 (3 months ago) Updated: 3 months ago

They are an independent fact-checking organization.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.