Negotiamini Media
Truth is Powerful

Fact-Checking Policy

Negotiamini Media is committed to providing factual and accurate information. Our commitment is fundamental to ensuring a fair and just society. The focus of this fact-checking policy is to prevent the spread of misinformation.

We will work diligently by being perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs since we are committed to speaking truth to power.

We will not mislead our readers knowingly, materially and most of all we will avoid baseless speculation. We are committed to being transparent about what we know and what we don’t know. We stand by the information we publish and deem it accurate.

With that being said, we acknowledge that we are not perfect and some of the content may have been missed, if so, we are committed to correcting all serious factual errors quickly, clearly, and appropriately. More importantly, we will issue clarifications on our website and/or newsletter immediately.

Our Process

Make use of existing fact-checking sites.

  • Snopes – fact-check hoaxes (independent entity, founded by David Mikkelsen)
  • Politifact – fact-check U.S. politics (a project of the Tampa Bay Times, a company owned by The Poynter Institute)
  • FactCheck.org – fact-check politics (a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • Quote Investigator – fact-check the origin of quotes (investigative work of Garson O’Toole)

Research

We systematically go through transcripts and videos looking for statements based on facts. Once we find a statement that we suspect may be inaccurate or misleading, we will engage – or attempt to engage – with the person or organization that is being fact-checked. The burden is on the person or organization making the claim to provide the evidence to support it.

If the supporting material shows that statement is accurate, we will drop it and move on to something else. Our mission is to reduce the level of deception and confusion in the U.S. so we focus on claims that are false or misleading.

If the supporting material does not support the claim or if no evidence is provided, then we will conduct research of our own.

Editing

After a story is written, it goes through several layers of editing and review:

Line editing. A line editor reviews the story for content. Is context missing? Is the writing clear? Is the word choice accurate?

Copy editing. A copy editor reviews the story for proper style and grammar.

Fact-checking. A fact-checker goes through the storyline by line, word by word, to make sure that every fact is correct and every statement we make and the conclusion we draw is accurate and based on the evidence. All of our stories contain hyperlinks to the source material so that readers can check our facts.

 

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