Fact Check Content Methodology

Methodology of Fact Checking:

Lighthouse Journalism follows a clear methodology to bust fake news and provide authentic news based on facts and figures. The findings are conveyed through a detailed fact check story.

Selecting a claim to fact check

We actively monitor social media platforms and check for altered images and videos or false statements made by citizens and even by those who hold the position of authority. The claims that would have an impact on the general public, including those that are provocative and sensitive are picked up for fact checking. The claims that could cause harm to the general public, if left unchecked are selected on priority.

Checking the source

The ‘origin’ or ‘patient zero’ is identified after we come across a claim. The process is necessary to check whether the claim is trustworthy or not. We use tools to check the altered pictures, text claims and specific tools to check the videos.

Look for evidence

After we trace the original picture or video or even the text, the further investigation is done to look for more supporting evidence. This could include research papers, news articles and information from verified sources.

Physical verification

Physical verification plays an important role in fact checking. There are certain people who would know more about an event or a topic, than the one working on the fact check. We also talk to experts from the respective fields, journalists and people who are concerned directly with respective subjects.

Writing the fact check

After taking all the above things into consideration, we write a detailed fact check. All the evidence and links that we find during the process of investigation are mentioned in the fact-check story. Fact-checks are written in such a manner, that when our readers read it, even they would be able to identify misleading claims and check the facts for themselves.