MAFINDO

Organization: MAFINDO
Applicant: Harry Sufehmi
Assessor: Yenni Kwok

Background

Mafindo is one of the leading fact-checking organizations in Indonesia. The civil society initiative was established in 2016 and became a signatory of IFCN in 2018. It produces plenty fact-checking reports and is also active in grassroots outreach to educate the public about misinformation and disinformation. 

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant satisfies all of the criteria and requirements set out by IFCN. The changes the assessor requested for were due to inaccessible links, and the problems were resolved relatively quickly.  

on 13-Sep-2021 (4 months ago)

Yenni Kwok assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pemohon memuaskan kriteria dan persyaratan yang diminta oleh IFCN. Perubahan yang diminta oleh asesor disebabkan oleh utas yang tak bisa diakses, tapi masalahnya bisa ditangani dalam jangka waktu yang cukup cepat. 

Section 1: Eligibility to be a signatory

To be eligible to be a signatory, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 1.1 The applicant is a legally registered organization, or a distinct team or unit within a legally registered organization, and details of this are easily found on its website.
  • 1.2 The team, unit or organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.
  • 1.3 The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application. For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track. Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.
  • 1.4 On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.
  • 1.5 The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.
  • 1.6 If the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, how it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports.

Criteria 1.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain where on your website you set out information about your organization’s legal status and how this complies with criteria. Attach a link to the relevant page of your website.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

MAFINDO is an official association organization established on November 19, 2016, Deed No. 1 dated November 19, 2016 made by the notary ISMA JANUARTI, SH., M.KN.

Decree Establishment of Association of AHU-0078919.AH.01.07.TAH YEAR 2016 Minister of Law and Human Rights

Link to the organization's legal status : https://www.mafindo.or.id/sejarah-mafindo/

There's link to the decree of establishment in that page, which point to this document : https://www.mafindo.or.id/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SK-MAFINDO.pdf

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf SK MAFINDO.pdf (323 KB)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

MAFINDO, which was established on November 19, 2016, is a legal entity that is registered with Ministry of Law and Human Rights. 

It provided a link to the certificate from the ministry in the application, but the link to the document on a page on its website – https://www.mafindo.or.id/sejarah-mafindo/ – is broken. 


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 1.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please answer the following questions – (see notes in Guidelines for Application on how to answer)

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

1/ MAFINDO's fact-checking operation started as a grassroot debunking effort utilizing Facebook Forum at https://facebook.com/groups/fafhh/ at September 2015. We begun this effort due to the fact that the severity and volume of hoaxes kept on rising , and we thought that someone need to do something about this.

2/ We have 12 full time staff, about 500 local volunteers, and about 85 thousands online volunteers. The number & capacity of the available volunteers enable us to cover a lot of topics : public education, government advocacy, academic research, multilateral partnerships, public speaking at various national & international conferences, and of course debunking hoaxes everyday.

3/ We believe in a robust response, not a silver bullet. Therefore we try to cover as much grounds as possible - by mobilizing our volunteers and resources to do public education, government advocacy, academic research, multilateral partnerships, public speaking at various national & international conferences, build anti-hoax technologies, and of course crowdsourced fact-checking by our online community, which then help assist our professional fact-checker in doing their jobs.

4/ We aim to increase our organizational capacity by having a special Partnership manager. Currently our partnerships are handled by our HQ team and assisted by our Presidium, which works great with incoming partnership requests - but we lacked capacity to pursue / proactively build relationship with potential partners.

We also aim to increase our fact-checking capacity with help of various new , machine-assisted, anti-hoax tech we're currently building.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

1. MAFINDO started as a grassroot fact-checking initiative in September 2015 as a response to the widespread misinformation and disinformation in Indonesia.

2. The applicant has 12 full-time staff, 500 local volunteers, and 85,000 online volunteers. Among them, the are responsible for debunking hoaxes, public education, government advocacy, academic research, multilateral partnerships, speaking at various national and international conferences. 

3. The applicant has different activities: debunking hoaxes, public education, government advocacy, academic research, multilateral partnerships, speaking at various national and international conferences, build anti-hoax technologies.

4. The applicant says they hope to increase their fact-checking capacity with help of "anti-hoax tech" they are building, and to hire a special partnership manager to build more relationships with potential partners.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 1.3
Proof you meet criteria
- The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.
- For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track.
- Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Please find our published fact-checks at https://turnbackhoax.id

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Over the past 12 months, the applicant published more than one fact check a week. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 1.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous three months. No additional information required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

On average, almost all of the applicant’s fact check reports focus on claims related to issues that relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of the general public, society or individuals.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 1.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship your organization has to the state, politicians or political parties in the country or countries you cover. Also explain funding or support received from foreign as well as local state or political actors over the previous financial year.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

We do not accept funding from Indonesian government, nor from any parties related to politics.

We begun our operations with fundings from our volunteers.

We have so far received fundings from Google, Facebook, Love Frankie, WhatsApp, Luminate, IFES, Internews.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant says it does not accept funding from the state (government), politicians or political parties. The operations receive funding from volunteers, tech companies like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and philanthropic or non-profit organisations such as Luminate, IFES and Internews. 

The assessor finds that the applicant’s editorial output is not controlled by the state, a political party or politician.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 1.6
Proof you meet criteria
If you confirmed the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, provide a link to where on your website you set out how you ensure the editorial independence of your work.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

We do not accept funding from Indonesian government, nor from any parties related to politics.

We begun our operations with fundings from our volunteers.

We have so far received fundings from Google, Facebook, Love Frankie, WhatsApp, Luminate, IFES, Internews.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Section 2: A commitment to Non-partisanship and Fairness

To be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 2.1 The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
  • 2.2 The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
  • 2.3 The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
  • 2.4 The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
  • 2.5 The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicise their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.

Criteria 2.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please share links to 10 fact checks published over the past year that you believe demonstrate your non-partisanship.
Please briefly explain how the fact checks selected show that (I) you use the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, (II) follow the same essential process for every fact check and (III) let the evidence dictate your conclusions.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

In Indonesia there are several groups, first Jokowi vs Prabowo who competed in 2 Presidential Elections.

Fact-check on hoaxes which attack Jokowi:

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/05/17/salah-foto-jokowi-sedang-menyantap-sate-babi/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/05/14/salah-video-presiden-jokowi-pulang-kampung-dia-yg-larang-dia-yg-melanggar/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/05/10/salah-video-akhirnya-ketahuan-kenapa-cina-dukung-penuh-jokowi/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/04/30/salah-tangkapan-layar-berjudul-said-aqil-jangan-bilang-siapa-siapa-ya-fieling-sayapak-jokowi-itu-imam-mahdi-yang-muncul-di-akhir-zaman-nanti/

Fact-check on hoaxes which attack Prabowo:

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/05/08/salah-prabowo-subianto-terlibat-kasus-korupsi-benih-lobster/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/12/13/salah-prabowo-mengundurkan-diri-dari-jabatannya/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/03/24/salah-apd-dari-china-dibeli-dengan-uang-pribadi-prabowo/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/02/28/salah-luhut-jokowi-sholat-jumat-sampai-4-rakaat-prabowo-kalah-jauh/

Jokowi's supporters are nicknamed "cebong", these are fact-checks on hoaxes which attack them:

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/04/13/salah-artikel-kompas-com-diduga-tak-kuat-menunggu-maghrib-seekor-cebong-nekad-adzan-sendiri/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/03/15/salah-gambar-papan-nama-rumah-sakit-jiwa-kecebong/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/09/07/salah-sekolah-dasar-negeri-cebongan-01-jl-kolam-kodok-no-32/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/08/12/salah-foto-rasul-nya-cebong/

Prabowo's supporters are nicknamed "kadrun", these are fact-checks on hoaxes which attack them:

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/04/15/salah-kadrun-merupakan-panggilan-pki-untuk-umat-islam/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2021/03/07/salah-kadrun-jangan-sholat-di-masjid-hadiah-pangeran-arab-untuk-jokowi-di-solo/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/10/24/salah-kadrun-ingin-bikin-gurun-di-indonesia/

https://turnbackhoax.id/2020/10/08/salah-buat-para-kadrun-cukup-kalian-jaga-mulut-bagi-kami-adalah-bantuan/

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant's fact-check reports apply the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims -- regardless of who made the claim.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 2.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you explain how you select claims to check, explaining how you ensure you do not unduly concentrate your fact-checking on any one side, and how you consider the reach and importance of the claims you select to check.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

On this page https://www.mafindo.or.id/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/ we explain this on heading "Metoda prioritasi hoax untuk di periksa" and on its English-version, "How we prioritize hoaxes to fact-check" , as follows :

We choose which hoaxes to debunk by using 2 criterias : severity and urgency.

A hoax which is severe and critical, will be prioritized for immediate fact-check.

On the other hand, a hoax which is not considered harmful nor urgent, such as satire, etc; will be only debunked if deemed necessary and/or if we have spare resources to do so.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant fact-checks claims, regardless whether it benefits or attacks one side of the political spectrum. It also expains that it selects which claims to check based on the urgency (time sensitive) and severity (dangerous). It explains how it selects claims to check on its Methodology page: https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 2.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant identifies the sources it quotes for fact-check reports, including the title and organization affililiation, so that readers are able to reasonably conclude possible interests that could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. 


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 2.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

As an organization, the applicant is not affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate. It does not advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues, except for issues related to misinformation and disinformation. 


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 2.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you publish a statement setting out your policy on non-partisanship for staff and how it ensures the organization meets this criteria.

MAFINDO
20-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The assessor got an error message when trying to access the applicant's Code of Ethics page – https://www.turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/kode-etik/ – to understand its non-partisanship policy for staff. Please fix the link. 

On its Facebook group, the applicant emphasizes its neutrality and non-partisanship policy. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafhh/permalink/325007307831811/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafhh/permalink/551452071853999/ 


cancel 2.5 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
13-Sep-2021 (4 months ago)

The non-partisanship policy for the organization and its staff was published on its Code of Ethics page: https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/policies-kebijakan/kode-etik/ 

The applicant also emphasized that its Facebook forums are neutral (non-partisan) in posts from 2016 and 2017:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafhh/permalink/325007307831811/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafhh/permalink/551452071853999/ 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Section 3: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Sources

To be compliant on sources, applicants must meet these four criteria

  • 3.1 The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. In cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, the applicant provides as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.
  • 3.2 The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. Where suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains the use of a secondary source.
  • 3.3 The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence save where the one source is the only source relevant on the topic.
  • 3.4 The applicant identifies in its fact checks the relevant interests of the sources it uses where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.

Criteria 3.1
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant identifies the source of all important evidence they use in their fact checks, giving relevant links whenever they are available online, so that readers can replicate their work if they wish. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 3.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant uses the best available primary sources of evidence, not secondary sources, wherever they are available. When suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains why they use a secondary source.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 3.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant uses more than one named source of evidence to check the claim, except when only one source is the only source available for the topic. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 3.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

In its fact-checks, Mafindo identifies the sources -- if a person it includes the title, so readers would reasonably conclude possible interests that could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Section 4: A commitment to Transparency of Funding & Organization

To be compliant on funding and organization, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 4.1 Applicants that are independent organizations have a page on their website detailing each source of funding accounting for 5% or more of total revenue for its previous financial year. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
  • 4.2 Applicants that are the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization make a statement on ownership.
  • 4.3 A statement on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.
  • 4.4 A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure and play a significant part in its editorial output.
  • 4.5 The applicant provides easy means on its website and/or via social media for users to communicate with the editorial team.

Criteria 4.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please confirm whether you are an ‘independent organization’
or ‘the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization’ and share proof of this organizational status.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

We are an "independent organization", as explained in this page: https://www.mafindo.or.id/sejarah-mafindo/ and further in this page: https://www.mafindo.or.id/struktur-organisasi/ 

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant is an independent fact-checking organization, which is explained on their website: https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/sejarah-mafindo/


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 4.2
Proof you meet criteria
If your organization is an “independent organization”, please share a link to the page on your website where you detail your funding and indicate the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
If your organization is “the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization”, please share a link to the statement on your website about your ownership.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)
MAFINDO
20-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Financial reports : https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/financials/

Organization registration legal form : https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/sejarah-mafindo/  : link to the legal document has been corrected, thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

As an independent organization, Mafindo has a website page that provides links to their financial reports (the latest is from 2019): https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/financials/. It states the funding comes from donations. 

It also gives out the link to the legal document of its registration with the Ministry of Law on this page: https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/sejarah-mafindo/, but the link is broken: https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SK-MAFINDO.pdf.



cancel 4.2 marked as Request change by Yenni Kwok.
Yenni Kwok Assessor
13-Sep-2021 (4 months ago) Updated: 4 months ago

As an independent organization, Mafindo has a website page that provides links to their financial reports (the latest is from 2019): https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/financials/. It states the funding comes from donations. 

On "Mafindo's History" page — https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/sejarah-mafindo/ — it gives the link to the legal document of its registration with the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights: https://www.mafindo.or.id/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SK-MAFINDO.pdf





done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 4.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out your organizational structure, making clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

https://www.mafindo.or.id/struktur-organisasi/

Editorial control is exercised by "Komite Pemeriksa Fakta" / "Fact-checking Committee", supervised by one of the Presidium, Mr Eko Juniarto, as explained in the "Editorial Control" section in this page: https://www.mafindo.or.id/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/ 

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The Organization Structure page – https://www.mafindo.or.id/struktur-organisasi/ – lays out the applicant's organizational structure. 

Under the Hoaxes Clarification Methodology page – https://www.mafindo.or.id/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/, Mafindo explains that the editorial control is under the Fact-Checking Committee, which is supervised by presidium member Eko Juniarto. 


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 4.4
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in your organization’s editorial output.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The Team Profile page – https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/team-profile/ – details the names of its fact-checking team and their professional biographies. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 4.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you encourage users to communicate with your editorial team.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

We provide a special link for any inquiries for the editorial team on https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/kontak-kami/ , which is https://web.facebook.com/messages/t/MafindoID

This is visible to the whole team, not just a single mailbox - thus enabling a faster and more transparent response.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant's website provides an email form to contact the team: https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/kontak-kami/. They are also reachable via Facebook Messenger: https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/kontak-kami/


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Section 5: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology

To be compliant on methodology, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 5.1 The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.
  • 5.2 The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the claim to check.
  • 5.3 The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.
  • 5.4 The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.
  • 5.5 The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that (I) this is often not possible with online claims, (II) if the person who makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this should not impede the fact check, (III) if a speaker adds caveats to the claim, the fact-checker should be free to continue with checking the original claim, (IV) fact-checkers may not wish to contact the person who made the claim for safety or other legitimate reasons.
  • 5.6 The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.

Criteria 5.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to the statement on your website that explains the methodology you use to select, research, write and publish your fact checks.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The Hoax Classification Method page – https://www.mafindo.or.id/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/ – explains the methodology the applicant uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 5.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

As explained in its Methodology page – https://www.mafindo.or.id/tentang-kami/metode-klasifikasi-hoax/ – the applicant prioritizes to check claims that are deemed severe (dangerous) and urgent. 


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 5.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

In its fact checks, the applicant gives relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it. 


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 5.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

In its fact-ceheck reports, Mafindo uses the same high standards to assess the merits of the evidence used, regardless who makes the claim.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 5.5
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Because Mafindo deals with online claims, it is usually not possible for them to contact the people who make the claim. Contacting those who make the claim is rarely done due to safety or other legitimate reasons. 



done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 5.6
Proof you meet criteria
Please describe how you encourage users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable. Include links where appropriate. If you do not allow this, explain why.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

We actually, currently, are not encouraging our audience to send us claims to fact-check - because without even doing so, we are already drowning in these requests.

Thanks to our grassroot foundation, people know us and know how to reach us - and without asking, they are sending us the newest hoaxes they found from all around the Internet for us to fact-check

We got fact-check requests via email, Whatsapp, facebook messenger, instagram, and so on.

Thankfully this also help us to be always up to date on the latest situation, without spending too much effort and resources on media listening.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant says they get fact-check requests from their audience via email, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram direct message, etc. 


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Section 6: A commitment to an Open & Honest Corrections Policy

To be compliant on corrections policy, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 6.1 The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts.
  • 6.2 The policy sets out clear definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled, and the fact that some complaints may justify no response. This policy is adhered to scrupulously.
  • 6.3 Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction openly and transparently, seeking as far as possible to ensure that users of the original see the correction and the corrected version.
  • 6.4 The applicant, if an existing signatory, should either on its corrections/complaints page or on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory inform users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.
  • 6.5 If the applicant is the fact-checking unit of a media company, it is a requirement of signatory status that the parent media company has and adheres to an open and honest corrections policy.

Criteria 6.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to where you publish on your website your corrections or complaints policy. If you are primarily a broadcaster, please provide evidence you frequently reference your corrections policy in broadcasts.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The applicant publishes its corrections and complaints policy on its website: https://turnbackhoax.id/tentang-kami/policies-kebijakan/koreksi-open-honest-correction-policy/.  


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)

Thank you.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

The policy explains what it does and does not cover, and how the corrections are handled. Based on the examples of corrections given by the applicant, the policy is adhered scrupulously. 


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 6.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a short statement about how the policy was adhered to over the previous year (or six months if this is the first application) including evidence of two examples of the responses provided by the applicant to a correction request over the previous year. Where no correction request has been made in the previous year, you must state this in your application, which will be publicly available in the assessment if your application is successful.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

Mafindo provided a number of examples of fact-check reports that have been corrected in the past year, usually when the officials updated their explanation in regards to the claim. When a correction is necessary, the applicant makes the correction openly and transparently, and ensures readers can see the correction and the corrected version. 


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 6.4
Proof you meet criteria
If you are an existing signatory, please provide a link to show where on your site you inform users that if they believe you are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.

MAFINDO
01-Jul-2021 (6 months ago)
Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

As an existing signatory, the applicant provides a link to the IFCN's complaints page on its own website so that users can inform the IFCN if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code. 


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.

Criteria 6.5
Proof you meet criteria
If you are the fact-checking unit of a media company, please provide a link to the parent media company’s honest and open corrections policy and provide evidence that it adheres to this.

Yenni Kwok Assessor
10-Jul-2021 (6 months ago) Updated: 6 months ago

This part is not applicable because the applicant is not a fact-checking unit of a media company. 


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Yenni Kwok.