WORK PRINCIPLES

FactCheck team uses unique mechanisms and principles that are inherent in the concept of fact-checking as research and verification tool of a fact.

Techniques of such international fact-checking organizations as American PolitiFact (http://www.politifact.com) and Georgian Factcheck (http://factcheck.ge/en) give to Ukrainian FactCheck practical experience and examples of optimal schemes of investigation and analysis.

FactCheck experts are closely monitoring the rhetoric of politicians and other public figures. To this end, team analyzes the transcripts of the Parliament and its specialized committees, the Cabinet of Ministers, Presidential Administration, National Council Reform, studied news, social network profiles, materials, talk shows, press conferences and briefings, statements to the media and other public places. Selected claims related to the most relevant and pressing issues in the country are checked for accuracy.

We check only claims that contain a valid, variable “fact”. Experts analyze the assumptions, forecasts and subjective opinion.

Research and summarizing verdicts are published on the website in the form of short analytical articles. Their formats are suitable for the perception by average people.

In addition to classical articles, a team of experts is always prepare  CheckQuiz – short analytical information messages, which verified the accuracy of the statements of politicians and public figures in the format of “blitz.” The proof or refutation of these facts does not require deep analytical explanations, background.