Fact Checking Policy

We take great effort in being as clear and accurate as possible with our words, headlines, and URLs, and we recognise the power of words and act accordingly. Eastofseattle.news writers must always double-check the facts they gather and report. This includes identifying information like names, addresses, facts, and accounts relating to the content. Under the guidance of our Ethics Policy, writers conduct their own fact-checking using their own judgement and knowledge. In specific cases, Eastofseattle.news is prepared to and will deploy fact-checkers both online and within the editorial staff. We are devoted to nonpartisanship, openness to legitimate criticism and revisions, and transparency of sources and funding in our organisation. Before releasing the information online, we double-check it with all relevant parties.

 

If we receive a claim about fact-checking on our website, we first contact the claim’s source for more information and supporting evidence. We also reach out to individuals and organisations who may know more about or have relevant experience with the topic at hand, as well as conducting research into relevant literature (news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, and statistical sources) on the subject.

 

As far as feasible, we strive to employ neutral information and data sources seen by our peers. We also remind our readers that material and data from sources such as political advocacy groups and interested parties should be carefully reviewed.

 

Other members of the editorial staff may offer further research and adjustments to the writers’ work, depending on the nature and complexity of the topic, and the final output will go via our editors. Any item that is not up to our standards as determined by one or more editors is subject to additional correction and review before being published.

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