In order to inform you of the measures taken by Digihindnews.com, hereby referred to as, to assure the accuracy of Our material, we have drafted a Fact-Checking Policy.
The confidence of its audience is crucial to the success of every news outlet. Only honest, impartial, and balanced reporting can win and preserve the trust of the public. We must maintain our dedication to providing only the most accurate information possible.
Our interpretation of “due accuracy” is that it signifies the precision is not just adequate but also exceeds expectations. We strive for precision by taking into account such factors as the nature of the information being conveyed, the background of the target audience, and any other relevant contextual information.
Reports are always verified by those directly involved to ensure they are as accurate as possible. There is a healthy dose of scepticism in our approach to investigating claims, assumptions, and commonly held beliefs.
No matter how hard we try, there will always be some unanswered questions. However, the fact-checking requirements for hard news pieces and feature articles are different. For instance, an investigative piece regarding an NGO’s activities would require a different set of sources than a feel-good piece promoting its efforts.
To ensure the integrity of our work, we adhere to the standards outlined below. We only publish information we know to be true and from reputable sources. In the absence of primary materials, we must acknowledge the medium through which the tale originated.
Any time we hear something from a government agency or someone we suspect of doing more than delivering the truth about an event, we do our best to verify the claims, allegations, or information. Therefore, we qualify and highlight any material that we cannot support, such as statements or allegations.
The data we’ve shared is the most accurate available, and we’re sticking by it. When we discover an error, we update the article or section as soon as possible and notify our readers.
The confidence of our readers is paramount to us. For this reason, we never alter data or provide false information as fact. Also, when major factual errors are brought to light, we accept them publicly and ensure they are corrected as quickly as possible in a clear and appropriate manner.
Through the “Suggest A Correction” area at the end of every of Our reports that are released on Our Website, we give the public a fair chance to report any inaccuracies or mistakes on Our Website.
The primary responsibility of our journalists is to gather information, produce stories, and verify their accuracy. Many perspectives are taken into account when reading our tales. Each piece is reviewed by one or more editors to ensure accuracy before it is published, and we have a robust internal fact-checking process in place.
Depending on factors including the intricacy and sensitivity of the problem and the time pressure, different levels of seniority are used by the editors who check the stories before they are released on the website. Every time we receive a complaint, we immediately get in touch with those who may have a stake in the situation. Then, to ensure the best possible accuracy, we double-check both the questioned data and our own input.
Finding Relevant Sources for Our Writing
Observing the established protocols ensures the highest level of precision: All claims should be double-checked with a minimum of two independent sources. The reliability of a single source can be ensured by double-checking the information they provide.
You should never depend solely on oral testimony, but rather must seek out documented evidence. It is our duty to detail the survey’s data collection and analysis procedures. We alert the audience as soon as possible if there is a danger that Our data will not lead to correct facts. Instead of giving out incorrect information first and then answering any issues that may arise, it is preferable to obtain accurate information straight away.
Never stop trying to get the key players in a story to comment on the record. When using anonymous sources, it is important to provide context for why they were not named and to provide readers as much information as possible about them so they can evaluate their credibility.
Please provide our editors with details about your sources so that they (and the reporters) can determine whether or not the material can be utilised and, if so, how. Reporters and editors often discuss topics without revealing their identities, hence anonymous quotes are necessary to show the conversation.
If your sources haven’t dealt with the media much before, it’s a good idea to have brief chats with them about how you can use the material they provide. Learn the wishes of a source for the handling of information that is “off the record,” “on background,” or has some other designation. It’s possible for these terminologies to have a variety of meanings depending on who you ask.
Offer sources the option to comment to stories that could negatively portray them, and let your readers know whether you made any attempts to contact unresponsive sources. Find both prominent and important sources and those who have chosen to remain anonymous in the public eye.
If anyone at Digi Hind News ever feels stuck or needs help making a choice, they may always reach out to a senior resource or the head of the newsroom. This will help guarantee that the intended recipients receive accurate data.
Content Created By The Users
With user-generated material comes its own set of challenges. We don’t take information at face value and, depending on our intended usage, we take precautions to verify its accuracy.
We’re well-versed in the art of using information obtained from a lobbyist or other source with vested interests to our advantage. We check user-generated content for transparency in terms of its intended purpose. In addition, we always observe these regulations: Internet information isn’t always accurate, even if it comes from what appears like a trustworthy source.
In order to verify the authenticity of the content, it may be essential to identify the website’s administrators or to contact the organisation responsible for maintaining the site. People are very cautious about believing rumours as truth. This is especially (but not exclusively) the case with content shared on social media, where erroneous information or false rumours can quickly go viral around the globe, while corrections often fail to gain the same traction.
It may be important to examine more attentively at something when it is being used to back up a fact and it comes from a social media site or some other internet source. When we find data that wasn’t gathered by us, we highlight it.