Fact-Checking Policy

At Lagos Post Online, we followed the lay-down international standard rules and code of principles in fact-checking claims and statements made by public figures, organizations and individuals before coming to conclusions in our reports in order to get accurate information.

We followed the standard rules by Poynter, we see it as standard and we take cue from it.

A Commitment To Nonpartisanship And Fairness
We fact-check claims using the same standard for every fact check. We do not concentrate our fact-checking on any one side. We follow the same process for every fact check and let the evidence dictate our conclusions. We do not advocate or take policy positions on the issues we fact-check.

  1. A Commitment To Transparency Of Sources
    We want our readers to be able to verify our findings themselves. We provide all sources in enough detail that readers can replicate our work, except in cases where a source’s personal security could be compromised. In such cases, we provide as much detail as possible.

  1. A Commitment To Transparency Of Funding & Organization
    We are transparent about our funding sources. If we accept funding from other organizations, we ensure that funders have no influence over the conclusions we reach in our reports. We detail the professional background of all key figures in our organization and explain our organizational structure and legal status. We clearly indicate a way for readers to communicate with us.

  1. A Commitment To Open And Honest Corrections
    We publish our corrections policy and follow it scrupulously. We correct clearly and transparently in line with our corrections policy, seeking so far as possible to ensure that readers see the corrected version.

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