MANILA, Philippines – Rappler and The Adobo Chronicles officially became signatory members of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute on Wednesday, October 26.
The IFCN at Poynter is a forum for fact checkers worldwide to “support fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges” in the industry. Being a global leader in journalism, Poynter aims to promote excellence in fact-checking through the IFCN.
To be qualified for the network, an organization must have a commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, transparency of sources, transparency of funding and organization, transparency of methodology, and open and honest corrections.
Rappler and The Adobo Chronicles have satisfactorily complied with all these criteria.
The Adobo Chronicles was hailed as the only news site that tells its readers which parts of its stories are fact and which are fiction.
(Rappler contributed to this story.)