Fact-Checking Policy

Fact-Checking Policy : khabarbharattak, from now on referred to as “We” / “Us” / “Our,” would like to inform you about the care and caution that We take to ensure due accuracy of Our content, which is addressed by Our Fact-Checking Policy. Due to accuracy in all of Our Content  For any journalistic platform, the trust of its audience is essential. Trust can only be gained and sustained based on accurate, fair, balanced reporting. We must remain committed to attaining due accuracy in all Our content to the extent possible. Our understanding of ‘due accuracy’ is that accuracy is not just of the requisite standard but also satisfactory. Factors such as subject and nature of the information being provided, the audience’s expectations, etc., are also considered by Us in pursuit of accuracy. We strive to give the most accurate account, which is corroborated by the direct stakeholders of the news in every news report. We investigate claims with skepticism, question assumptions, and challenge conventional wisdom. We acknowledge areas of uncertainty, which will always exist despite Our best efforts to resolve them. However, the stringency required to fact-check the information on soft and hard stories differs. For example, sources necessary for a positive story on an NGO work would be different from an investigative report. We adhere to the guidelines below to ensure due accuracy in Our content: We provide that any broadcast by Us is derived from a reliable source based on concrete and corroborated evidence. In case of a lack of direct references, We are mandated to attribute the stories to the platform from where it is sourced. We endeavor to verify any claims, allegations, or information attributed to public authorities or from someone who We believe has a cause beyond just giving an account of the truthfulness of the event. Therefore, We qualify and call out such information, including claims or allegations, that we cannot corroborate. Sourcing Information  We source information most accurately by following the guidelines: Verify every piece of information with at least two sources. In the case of a single source, the head’s credibility is ensured through corroboration of what the person is saying. Look for documentary evidence in every case possible instead of solely relying on a human source. In the case of a survey, we must provide the way the information was collected and how khabarbharattak interpreted the data. If there are chances of Our data not leading to accurate information, We convey the inconsistencies to the audience at the earliest possible time. Aim and intent are to get exact details first instead of making it public and addressing any doubts. Give people the right to respond to reporting that may portray them negatively, and explain to readers the efforts We put in to seek a response in cases where sources do not respond. Consciously seek such sources who are in the absence of any access to comprehensive public platforms in conjunction with those sources who are influential and powerful.