Organization: 20 Minutes Fake off
Applicant: Mathilde Cousin
Assessor: Laurent Bigot
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
From the assessor:
20 Minutes published a methodology that explains to their readers how they choose claims to fact-check and what evidence they deem most reliable. We can find it here :
20 Minutes also published an explanation about their corrections policy, in the same page as their methodology, here: http://www.20minutes.fr/societe/desintox/
So 20 Minutes is now more compliant with criterion 5a and criterion 6a.
Conclusion and recommendations
Laurent Bigot wrote:
According to my assessment, I think 20 Minutes could be accepted as a reliable fact-checking partner. This media is now partially or completely compliant with the large majority of the principles enacted by the IFCN.
To resume my assessment, I can tell that 20 Minutes is a non partisan media, popular in France. They launched a fact-checking section in April. So they must demonstrate that their fact-checking work will be carried out rigorously over time.