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Tempo.co

Organization: Tempo.co
Applicant: Inge Klara Safitri
Assessor: Yenny K

Background

Tempo.co began its fact-checking unit in January 2018, and it became an IFCN signatory in August 2018. It has produced numerous fact-checking articles covering various important topics, such as health, the pandemic, local and international politics. The applicant is part of the Indonesian collaborative fact-checking initiative cekfakta.com

Assessment Conclusion

The applicant submitted an application that is comprehensive and thorough, and is deemed compliant to the IFCN's criteria. 

However, the assessor requests the applicant to correct the link of the email form given on its Methodology page: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi. The current link – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/lapor-hoaks – is not accessible, but the link given in the IFCN application works: https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/

on 19-Sep-2022 (1 year ago)

Yenny K assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

Pemohon memberikan informasi yang komprehensif dan lengkap, dan dianggap memenuhi kriteria IFCN. 

Akan tetapi, pemohon juga diminta untuk membetulkan tautan formulir email di laman Metodologi: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi. Tautan yang sekarang – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/lapor-hoaks – tidak bisa diakses. Tapi, tautan yang diberikan untuk permohonan ini bisa diakses: https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Tempo is an independent media group in Indonesia that focuses on quality and investigative journalism. We have three platforms: weekly magazine, daily newspapers, and an online website (Tempo.co). The profiles and composition of Tempo's editorial staff can be accessed at the following link: https://www.tempo.co/about. A more detailed explanation regarding our company is available at this link: https://www.tempo.id/corporate.php.

Fact-checking is our latest project to strengthen our service for our growing digital audience. This initiative was first launched four years ago during Jakarta's governor election. At that time, we fact-checked candidates' claims in the election debates and misinformation-disinformation campaigns surrounding the election.

Then, we made a dedicated channel for our fact-checking work which can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co. This channel, which is named CekFakta Tempo, was launched in January 2018. It can be accessed via our homepage too, through the “CEKFAKTA” menu bar. On the bottom-right side of the front page, we have a special section namely “Verifikasi” or Verification, which leads readers to our most recent fact-check articles. Through this section, readers can also report hoaxes they found.

CekFakta Tempo has a certain methodology that can be accessed via this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi. Within the link, you will also find information about the rating categories we use, our collaborations with other organizations, and our fact-checking team. This page also contains a link to our company website in which you can learn the status of our company, share ownership structure, and its financial reports.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is a distinct unit of Tempo.co, an independent media group in Indonesia. Its website -- https://cekfakta.tempo.co/ -- is accessible via Tempo.co's website as well: https://www.tempo.co/.




done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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?

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Our initiative in fact-checking was first launched four years ago during Jakarta's governor election. At that time, we fact-checked candidates’ claims in the election debates and misinformation-disinformation campaigns surrounding the election. Then, we made a dedicated channel for our fact-checking work which can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co. This channel, which is named CekFakta Tempo, was launched in January 2018. Cek Fakta Tempo has a certain methodology that can be accessed via this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi. Information about our fact-checking team is also available in the link.

Our fact-checking team comprises personnel who are working under the Tempo Media Lab division. It has one fact-checking team coordinator responsible for managing the fact-checking channel operations, including editing and publishing articles submitted by fact-checkers. Currently, we have seven fact-checkers.

CekFakta Tempo does not only produce text-based fact-checking articles and uploads them on our website, but we also produce other forms of products such as infographics and videos, then distribute them through our social media accounts. You can access it on our Instagram account at this link: https://www.instagram.com/tempo.cekfakta.

CekFakta Tempo is part of the Ukraine Fact Alliance led by IFCN. We are also affiliated with cekfakta.com. Cekfakta.com is a fact-checking collaborative project built on the API Yudistira by MAFINDO (Masyarakat Anti FItnah Indonesia) and in collaboration with several online media members who are members of the AJI (Aliansi Jurnalis Independen) and AMSI (Asosiasi Media Siber Indonesia) and we are supported by Google News Initiative, Internews, and FirstDraft.

And now we have a ChatBot to reach wider audiences via a messaging app: https://wa.me/6281315777057. The chatbot is connected to a tipline and works through an automated system. So users can get an answer within minutes. We hope that, in the coming years, we can expand this channel so we can produce more fact-checking products and reach wider audiences.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The fact-checking unit of Tempo.co was launched in January 2018, during the Jakarta gubernatorial election. 

It currently has seven fact-checkers and one team coordinator. 

Apart from publishing fact-check reports, it also shares debunks in infographics and video format on its Instagram account — https://www.instagram.com/tempo.cekfakta. The applicant is part of the Indonesian collaborative fact-checking initiative cekfakta.com as well as the Ukraine Fact Alliance led by the IFCN. 

It is running a ChatBot on WhatsApp —  https://wa.me/6281315777057 — to allow users to an answer within minutes. The applicant says it hopes to expand this channel in the coming years, without detailing exactly how. 


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Our fact-checking articles we published in the previous 12 months is attached to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17RMbMJPk5dR1X3jA-6eY3H2ZLCfa0G0Br5vmMWq6uH0/edit#gid=0

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant has published several fact-checks a week over the course of the 12 months prior to the date of application. 


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

The spreadsheet of links of the fact-checking articles we published in the previous 12 months is attached in this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17RMbMJPk5dR1X3jA-6eY3H2ZLCfa0G0Br5vmMWq6uH0/edit#gid=0

We fact-check claims related to issues that are important and relevant to society, such as politics, economy, health, religion, environment, and technology. These issues are covered in the articles we attach in the link above.

During the past year, most of our articles contain verification of the misinformation related to Covid-19, vaccines spread during this pandemic, monkeypox, and war in Ukraine. We also verify fake news in politics, both domestic and foreign politics. In Indonesia, misinformation often circulates with the aim of discrediting certain groups, ethnicities, tribes, or religions. We also fact-check the claims surrounding it.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The majority of the applicant's fact-checks focus on issues that relate or could have an impact of the welfare or well-being of the general public or society, such as the pandemic, Covid-19 vaccines, monkeypox, health, war in Ukraine, domestic Indonesian politics, etc. 


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

CekFakta Tempo does not have commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationships with the state, politicians, or political parties in Indonesia.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant states that it does not have commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationships with the state, politicians, or political parties in Indonesia.

Its editorial output, as shown by various claims it fact-checks, is not controlled by the state, a political party or politician.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

CekFakta Tempo does not have commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationships with the state, politicians, or political parties in Indonesia.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

This is not applicable. 


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1886/keliru-cacar-monyet-adalah-efek-samping-vaksin-covid-19-dan-sama-dengan-hivaids

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1889/keliru-video-persiapan-khusus-polri-untuk-eksekusi-mati-irjen-ferdy-sambo

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1768/keliru-foto-dan-kisah-4-ribu-tentara-jerman-masuk-agama-islam

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1765/keliru-surat-imbauan-gubernur-papua-agar-pangkodap-tpnpb-dan-seluruh-tpm-opm-papua-menurunkan-senjata-dan-bergabung-dengan-nkri

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1660/keliru-video-siaran-langsung-perang-rusia-dengan-ukraina-makin-memanas

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1657/keliru-asap-putih-dari-pesawat-adalah-chemtrail-yang-sebarkan-virus-dan-senjata-biologi

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1895/keliru-selain-brigadir-j-ada-mayat-misterius-yang-disekap-ferdy-sambo

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1894/keliru-video-yang-mengklaim-rusia-akhiri-perang-ukraina-pada-21-agustus-2022

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1891/keliru-utang-pemerintah-indonesia-salah-satu-yang-terkecil-di-dunia

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1892/keliru-panglima-tni-jenderal-andika-perkasa-amankan-100-ton-narkoba-milik-ferdy-sambo

We apply the same method in all of our fact-checking articles. First, we discuss the scope of the misinformation we found, and only if it meets our criteria, we decide to verify it. Our criteria are published in our channel, readers can find them on this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

After deciding which misinformation should be fact-checked, we apply several verification steps, such as: finding the original source, comparing the claims with public databases, finding out whether there was any manipulation of images or videos, etc. We always share with the public all the sources we used in fact-checking a claim. The reference is entered as a hyperlink in the source name. To be eligible to be used in our articles a source must contain facts that can be independently verified, and belong to a credible and authoritative institution regarding the claim. If necessary, we will interview competent experts in the fields related to the claim.

We use more than two sources in each of our fact-checking articles. All our fact-checkers also trained in the Google News Initiative's verification program.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Regardless who makes the claim, Tempo.co's fact-checks use the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

The methodology we use in our fact-checking work can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

On that page, we explain how we choose a claim to be debunked or verified, and how we do it. First, we check the validity of the claim, to ensure that it is said or stated by public officials or viral on social media. After that, we look for all open sources that provide the information about the claim, then verify it ourselves through interviews and field observations. Since we operate as part of Tempo’s newsroom, sometimes we can send trained and qualified reporters as fact-checkers to check claims or false information.

We also state four criteria for a claim that will be verified in the CekFakta Tempo channel: is it important for the public, is it claimed to be a fact, has it been widely discussed (went viral), and whether it has been fact-checked before.

For the claim itself, we search through the Facebook dashboard for its third-party fact-checkers. We also receive reports from the public via a form we publish on our page, CekFakta Tempo dedicated e-mail (cekfakta@tempo.co.id), ChatBot, and our social media direct messages. After we decide which claim to be checked, we verify it using the methods we have mentioned before.

We have five labels for the conclusion: true, half true, no evidence, misleading, and false. We publish the labels and their definitions on our page too. In our published articles, we guide our readers through the evidence and process for reaching that conclusion. We also invite our readers to give input or correction if they find errors in our findings.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant's output shows it does not focus on fact-checking on one side only. The fact-checks also explain the reach and importance of the claims. 

In its Methodology page — https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi — Tempo.co explains how it selects claims to check.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In its fact-checks, Tempo.co identfies the sources it quotes, therefore allowing the 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 Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As an organization, Tempo.co is not affiliated with, does not declare or show support for any party, any politician or political candidate. The applicant does not advocate for any policy positions on any issues, except for transparency and accuracy in public debate. 


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

CekFakta Tempo’s non-partisan policy is published on our channel which can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metologi.

We also have a standard ethics policy that refers to the code of ethics of the Indonesian Press Council. The code can be found at this link: https://dewanpers.or.id/kebijakan/peraturan. We also include the link on our website.

In the document, it states:

Article 1: Indonesian journalists are independent and produce news that is accurate, balanced, and without malicious intent.

Article 2: Indonesian journalists adopt a professional method in carrying out journalistic duties.

Article 3: Indonesian journalists always verifies information, carries out balanced reporting, does not mix facts with biased opinions, and upholds the presumption of innocence.

Article 4: Indonesian journalist refrains from making fake, slanderous, sadistic, and obscene news.

Article 5: Indonesian journalist does not disclose and broadcast the identities of victims of sexually-exploitative crime and does not identify minors who have committed criminal acts.

Article 6: Indonesian journalists do not abuse his/her profession and do not accept bribes.

Article 7: Indonesian journalists have the right to refuse to protect the identity of a source who does not wish his/her identity and whereabouts to be known, and abides by the conditions for an embargo, background, and off-the-record information as mutually agreed.

Article 8: Indonesian journalist does not write or report news based on prejudice or discrimination against anyone on the basis of differences in ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, and language and does not degrade the dignity of the weak, the poor, the poor, the sick, the mentally or physically disabled.

Article 9: Indonesian journalists respect the right of the news source's private life except for the public interest.

Article 10: Indonesian journalists immediately retracts, rectifies, and corrects errors and inaccuracies in news accompanied by apologies to readers, listeners, or viewers.

Article 11: Indonesian journalists have access to the right of reply and the right of correction in a proportional manner.

We also have a Joint Work Agreement within our company, between PT Tempo Inti Media-PT Tempo Inti Media Harian and the Labour Union, in which Article 41 paragraph 4 states: “Employees are prohibited from becoming caretaker of any political party or conduct activities for any political party."

In the 2019 Presidential Election, we also collaborated with other fact-checkers in Indonesia to form cekfakta.com, and throughout the election, we fact-checked both candidates in a similar manner and fairness.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In its Methodology page — https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi — the applicant states that Tempo.co's journalists are required to be indendent and impartial. They are not allowed to be involved in practical politics, become a political party member or active in advocating issues that could potentially cause conflicts of interests, including campaigning for a political candidate. 

It also states that there are no majority owners in the company to ensure its journalistic independence. According to the breakdown of shareholders (see: https://www.tempo.id/investor.php#saham), public shareholders have the most shares. 


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In its fact-checks, Tempo.co identifies the source of the crucial evidence used in their fact checks and provide relevant links whenever they're available. They also explain the steps of the debunk so that users can check and replicate the work should they wish to do so. 


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

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


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago


Tempo.co uses more than one named source, usually at least two sources, of evidence to fact-check key elements of the claims. 


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In its fact-checks, the applicant identifies the sources it uses, allowing the readers to reasonably conclude the source's expertise, as well as any interest that could influence the accuracy of the evidence.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Tempo is a profit corporation and listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange under the name PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk. Tempo.co, which is registered under the name PT Info Media Digital, is part of Tempo. The profile and composition of Tempo's editorial staff can be accessed at this link: https://www.tempo.co/about.

Fact-checking is Tempo's latest project to strengthen its services for its growing digital audiences. Tempo made a special section for it in this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co. We published Tempo's profile, shareholders, and financial reports in CekFakta Tempo channel, at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

Here are the links:

https://www.tempo.id/corporate.php (company profile)

https://www.tempo.id/investor.php#saham (shareholders)

https://www.tempo.id/investor.php (financial reports)

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is the fact-checking unit of online media outlet Tempo.co


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Tempo is a profit corporation and listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange under the name PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk. Tempo.co, which is registered under the name PT Info Media Digital, is part of Tempo. The profiles and composition of Tempo's editorial staff can be accessed at this link: https://www.tempo.co/about.

Fact-checking is Tempo's latest project to strengthen its services for its growing digital audiences. Tempo made a special section for it in this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co. We published Tempo's profile, shareholders, and financial reports in the CekFakta Tempo channel, at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Tempo.co, or its corporate name PT Info Media Digital, is a subsidiary of media company PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk. The relation is shown in its About Us page: https://www.tempo.co/about

In its Methodology page: https://www.tempo.id/investor.php, the applicant gives links to its corporate profile: https://www.tempo.id/corporate.php; its shareholders: https://www.tempo.id/investor.php#saham; and its financial reports: https://www.tempo.id/investor.php



done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

The profile of Tempo can be accessed at this link: https://www.tempo.co/about. You can find CekFakta Tempo's profile at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant's organizational structure and the editorial control can be accessed via its Methodology page: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi

The more complete list of the editorial team can be seen on the About Us page: https://www.tempo.co/about


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

The profile of Tempo can be accessed at this link: https://www.tempo.co/about. You can find CekFakta Tempo's profile at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The Methodology page -- https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi -- sets out the professional biographis of the people who have a significant role in the organization's editorial output. 


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Yenny K.

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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

In the CekFakta Tempo profile page, https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi, we state that we are open to reports, suggestions, and corrections from the public. All of that can be sent to CekFakta Tempo's dedicated e-mail: cekfakta@tempo.co.id.

We also created a page with a form that readers can fill out to report any hoaxes they find. The link is included on our profile page as well. This is the link: https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/.

On the bottom-right side of Tempo.co front page, we have created a dedicated section called “Verifikasi” or Verification, which leads readers to our most recent fact-check articles. Through this section, readers can report hoaxes too, by clicking “Laporkan Hoax Lainnya di Sini”, which also directs them to this link:https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/.

In each of our fact-checking articles, we also urge readers to submit their corrections or additional information about the article to our e-mail: cekfakta@tempo.co.id.

We include a link to Tempo's contact information on the CekFakta Tempo profile page. This is the link: https://www.tempo.co/about.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant has listed various methods where readers can use to communicate with its editorial team: 
- In at the end of each fact-checking article, there is a paragraph urging readers to send comments and tips via email: cekfakta@tempo.co.id and WhatsApp chatbot: https://wa.me/6281315777057

- In its Methodology page -- https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi -- it provides a link to the form page to report hoax -- https://cekfakta.tempo.co/lapor-hoaks -- but the link does not work. This is the correct link: https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

The methodology we use in our fact-checking work can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

On that page, we explain how we choose a claim to be debunked or verified, and how we do it. First, we check the claim's validity, to ensure that it is said or stated by public officials or viral on social media. After that, we look for all open sources that could be accessed to learn about the claim, then verify it ourselves through interviews and field observations. Since we also operate as a newsroom, we can send trained and qualified reporters as fact-checkers to check claims or false information.

We also state four criteria for a claim that is eligible to be verified in the CekFakta Tempo channel: is it important to the public, is it claimed to be a fact, has it been widely discussed (went viral), and whether it has been fact checked before.

For the claim, we search through the Facebook dashboard for its third-party fact-checkers. We also receive reports from the public via a form that we publish on our page, CekFakta Tempo dedicated e-mail (cekfakta@tempo.co.id), Chatbot, and our social media direct messages. After we decide which claim to check, we verify it using the methods that we mentioned before.

We have five labels for the conclusion: true, half true, unproven, misleading, and false. We publish the labels and their definitions on our page too. In our published articles, we guide our readers through the evidence and process for reaching that conclusion. We also invite our readers to give input or corrections if they find errors in our findings.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On its Methodology page – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi – Tempo.co explains the methodology it uses to choose claims, research, write and publish its fact checks.

Among the criteria it uses to select claims to debunk: whether the topic is of public interest, whether it's claimed as a fact and the impact of the claim. 


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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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant chooses to debunk claims that are of public interest (e.g. pandemic-related claims, health claims, domestic and international politics) and in each fact-check, it explains the reach and the impact of the claim. 


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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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Regardless who makes the claim, Tempo.co's fact-checks use the same high standards for evidence on equivalent claims. 


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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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

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.


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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.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Because the claims are made online, it is not possible for the applicant -- or any fact-checkers -- to contact those who make the claims. Fact-checkers usually do not wish to contact the person who made the claim due to safety or other legitimate reasons. 


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

In the CekFakta Tempo profile page, https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi, we state that we are open to receiving reports from the public. The reports can be sent to CekFakta Tempo's dedicated e-mail, cekfakta@tempo.co.id, and our social media direct messages. In every published article, we also include how to report claims via ChatBot.

We created a page with a form that readers can fill out to report any hoaxes they find too. The link is included on our profile page as well. This is the link: https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/.

On the bottom-right side of Tempo.co front page, we have created a dedicated section called “Verifikasi” or Verification, which leads readers to our most recent fact-check articles. Through this section, readers can report hoaxes too, by clicking “Laporkan Hoax Lainnya di Sini”, which also directs them to this link:https://laporhoaks.tempo.co/.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant encourages readers to send in claims to check. At the end of each fact-check, there is a link to the email and ChatBot where readers can send tips. The applicant also says it can be contacted via their social media accounts. 

In its Methodology page – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi – the applicant explains what claims they fact-check. 


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

On the CekFakta Tempo profile page, https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi, we state that we are open to reports, suggestions, and corrections from the public. All that can be sent to CekFakta Tempo's dedicated e-mail, cekfakta@tempo.co.id.

In each of our fact-checking articles, we also urge readers to submit their corrections or additional information about the article to our e-mail.

Then we include a link to Tempo's contact information on CekFakta Tempo profile page. This is the link: https://www.tempo.co/about.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant explains its corrections and complaints policy on its website: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi. The link is accessible on every fact-check article it publishes. 


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

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

We have added an explanation regarding this point on our methodology page that can be accessed at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi.

In the “Report, Suggestion, and Correction” section, we add the following information:

We were also subject to the guidelines for the news of the cyber media which were formulated by the Press Council. The guideline regulates the mechanism of correction if there is a mistaken report. After receiving information about content mistakes, the editor immediately verifies and corrects the error.

The explanation of the article change will be included in the “Editorial Note” at the bottom of the article, including the modification date. This also applies if there are changes in the conclusion, we will give the explanation in the “Editorial Note” at the bottom of the article, and also change the title of our article according to the last conclusion.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The policy explains what corrections it covers, following the guidelines from the Indonesian Press Council: https://www.tempo.co/kode_etik. It also explains how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled. 


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

CekFakta Tempo follows up on every request for correction from readers. Of course, we will examine the arguments and evidence attached first. Several times, we have received requests for corrections without clear evidence, so we cannot grant these requests for corrections. Sometimes, we also received e-mails from social media accounts whose posts we corrected, mostly notifications that they've revised or edited their posts or articles. We make corrections to our articles if there is an update of information or add context as well.

Here are the examples:

https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1794/belum-ada-bukti-vaksin-sinopharm-menyebabkan-leukemia-dan-diabetes

Tempo also has a correction policy (see: https://www.tempo.co/kode_etik). Here are the examples of the implementation of that policy:

https://seleb.tempo.co/read/1074943/jejak-metamorfosis-lucinta-luna/full&view=ok

https://en.tempo.co/read/1252783/bank-indonesia-denies-reports-on-e-wallet-rankings

We add corrections at the bottom of the article, including when and why it was corrected. To complain about an article, readers only need to notify Tempo via social media or directly by e-mail or phone. We will assign an editor to check the problem and correct the article accordingly if we find a mistake on our part.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Tempo.co gave a statement how they adhered the policy over the past year. It provided an example of a correction it made in the previous year – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/fakta/1794/belum-ada-bukti-vaksin-sinopharm-menyebabkan-leukemia-dan-diabetes – making it clear to the readers to see the correction and the corrected version. 


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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Information to users that if they believe we are violating the IFCN Code they may inform IFCN of this, can be found on our profile page at this link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Tempo.co is an existing IFCN signatory. On the Methodology page – https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi – where it explains its corrections and complaints page, it gives the IFCN link and informs readers that if they believe the signatory violates the IFCN code, they can contact the IFCN with the IFCN link. 



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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.

Tempo.co
24-Aug-2022 (1 year ago)

Tempo also has a correction policy. The policy is published on this page: https://www.tempo.co/kode_etik.

Here are the examples of the implementation of that policy:

https://seleb.tempo.co/read/1074943/jejak-metamorfosis-lucinta-luna/full&view=ok

https://en.tempo.co/read/1252783/bank-indonesia-denies-reports-on-e-wallet-rankings

We add corrections at the bottom of the article, including when and why it was corrected. To complain about an article, readers only need to notify Tempo via social media or directly by e-mail or phone. We will assign an editor to check the problem and correct the article accordingly if we find a mistake on our part.

Yenny K Assessor
08-Sep-2022 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

On its Code of Ethics policy – https://www.tempo.co/kode_etik – Tempo.co published the Indonesian Press Council's cyber media guidelines, which includes an open and honest corrections policy for cyber media outlets in the country. 

The Press Council also published the guidelines via its website: 
https://dewanpers.or.id/assets/documents/pedoman/1907090253_-2012_PEDOMAN_PEMBERITAAN_MEDIA_SIBER.pdf.


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