Vishvasnews.com is a Fact-Checking Initiative of MMI Online Limited. It is managed by a team of dedicated, trained and certified fact-checkers and journalists.
Vishvas.News debunks viral misinformation, which is in public domain and capable of creating social imbalance and influencing the thoughts of the general public. Vishvas.News strongly follows all the guidelines by IFCN (International Fact Checking Network) and the in-house editorial and ethics policies as well. Vishvas.News has set-up an internal and external auditing system to make sure the policies (Non-partisanship, Correction, Methodology, and Sources etc.) are followed in a transparent manner in each and every story and all the due processes are followed as well. Maintaining the quality of stories is of utmost priority for the team.
The members of Team Vishvas.News are qualified, certified and trained fact-checkers and they rigorously follow all the guidelines by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and the 'in-house editorial/ethics policy' as well. The work process is clearly defined and all the members of Vishvas.News follow the Systematic Operating Procedure (SOP) in each and every step - right from the editorial discussions on story selection to the final go ahead for story publishing.
Physical verification from the primary or secondary sources in each story is one important step of story investigation and filing process of Vishvas.News.
Vishvas.News has a clearly defined Correction Policy (https://www.vishvasnews.com/correction-policy/). Vishvas.News welcomes suggestions and rectifications which we receive from our readers in the form of comments, mails and phone calls. In case we receive any complaint regarding accuracy of our content, we immediately put it on hold and determine the facts. Once the facts have been cross-examined, we take a considered decision and appropriately respond to the feedback. Depending on the authenticity and magnitude of the mistake/error, we edit the published information or duly inform the reader in case the original news does not qualify as a mistake and how we arrived at such a decision.
And the internal auditing is a constant process for the desk members and if the team finds any SOP violation in any story, the team re-investigates the story, follows the SOP and updates the stories as per the new findings or new inputs. As per the Correction Policy, the disclaimer gets mentioned in all such stories clearly stating the issue in the previous version and the new inputs taken to update the stories. There is a policy to put on-record the entire correction process under the name of the team members on Fact-Check Team page and the Correction Policy Page also. As a policy, we also save the archival version of the posts on which we do the fact checks.
Makers-Checkers: Vishvas.News has also set-up a process of 'Makers-Checkers' as the part of SOP in which the person who files the fact check copy doesn't have the right to publish his/her own copy. The copy is checked and filed by another desk member after the completion of the fact check and SOP again. This is just to make sure the copy is 100% error-free and follows all IFCN guidelines and in-house SOPs. Before publishing any fact check copy, the same goes to a quality check process to go through the grammatical/copy structure check to make sure that it talks about the fact only in a simple language.
The basic objective of news dissemination is to ensure that the people know what is happening and understand the possible causes so that they can form their own opinions and arrive at their own conclusions.
We publish news after checking the authenticity on the basis of the facts without any fear or favour. We make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives of the people.
With the approval from the Board of Directors of the company, a Fact Check Team within the company (letter attached), was formed Oct 24, 2018. This Team is independent of the other editorial operations of the Company and is engaged in fact checking and busting misinformation in the mainstream and social media.
The Team reports directly to the Editor in Chief of Vishvas.News.