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Fact-Checking Policy

Fanack cares about being perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs and understands that facts, data, words, audio, and visuals have the utmost power and act accordingly.

Anyone creating content for Fanack must verify the information they gather and write at all times. This includes identifying information such as names and positions but also includes factual statements and accounts related to the content.

Before anything is submitted to our Board our authors and editors do their own fact-checking using their own judgment and information under the light of our Ethics Policy. Fanack is ready to and will use fact-checkers both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances if need be.

Fanack is committed to non-partisanship, transparency of sources, transparency of funding, and being open to reasonable criticism and corrections in our organization. We check the information with all related parties before publishing it online.

We prefer to use unbiased information and data sources viewed by our equals, as much as possible. We also alert our readers that information and data from sources, such as political advocacy organizations and sided parties, should be evaluated considerately.

Depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic, other members of the editorial staff may contribute additional research and changes to the writers’ work, and the final product will pass through the hands of our editors.

Any piece that is not deemed up to our standards by one or more editors is subject to further revision and review before being released for publication. All changes must be properly disclosed in the content to alert readers.

If we receive a claim regarding fact-checking on our website, we first contact the source of the claim for further elaboration and supporting information.

We also contact individuals and organizations who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature (news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, statistical sources) that has bearing on the topic.

As stated above, Fanack will use external independent fact-checkers in certain circumstances it deems warranted. The final verdict on a claim resides with our Deputy Editor of Chief.

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