Our content is accurate
At Inversion Magazine, our foremost commitment is to earn and maintain the trust of our audience. We recognize that trust is built upon accurate, fair, and balanced reporting. Our dedication to achieving the highest possible level of accuracy is of utmost importance.
Our pursuit of accuracy, as defined by us, extends beyond meeting minimum standards. We take into consideration various factors, including the nature of the information, audience expectations, and the type of content we provide, in our quest for appropriate accuracy.
In every news article, we strive to present the most accurate account supported by the immediate stakeholders of the news. We critically examine claims, challenge assumptions, and question conventional wisdom. Despite our best efforts to eliminate them, some areas of confusion may persist.
The standards for fact-checking information may vary for different types of stories, such as soft news and hard news. For instance, the sourcing requirements for a piece about an NGO’s achievements will differ from those for an investigative report.
To ensure the accuracy of our content, we adhere to the following guidelines:
- Trustworthy Sources: We ensure that every piece of information we publish originates from credible sources and is backed by verifiable data. When direct sources are unavailable, we attribute the information to the platform from which it was sourced.
- Verification of Claims: We make an effort to verify claims, accusations, or statements attributed to public figures or individuals with vested interests beyond just reporting the event’s veracity. We clearly identify and disclaim any information, including claims or accusations, that we cannot independently verify.
- Commitment to Accuracy: We firmly believe in the accuracy of the information we present. If any inaccuracies are discovered, we promptly correct them and transparently inform our readers of the changes.
- No Deception: We are committed to not purposefully misleading our audience, altering information, or presenting fabricated information as factual content. In cases of significant factual errors, we openly acknowledge them and ensure corrections are made promptly and transparently.
- Open to Corrections: We provide a “Suggest A Correction” section at the end of every article on our website, giving everyone an equal opportunity to report errors or inaccuracies.
- Rigorous Fact-Checking: Our journalists’ primary responsibilities include reporting, writing, and fact-checking news, information, and stories. Each article undergoes a comprehensive fact-checking process as part of our internal review, including evaluation by one or more of our editors. The choice of editors for each story depends on various factors, including subject complexity and sensitivity, as well as deadline pressures.
- Contacting Stakeholders: We make an effort to reach out to all relevant parties affected by an allegation and independently validate both the relevant information and the information provided.
Information Sources for Our Content:
- Multiple Sources: We adhere to the practice of verifying information from at least two different sources. When only one source is available, the credibility of the source’s claims ensures the veracity of the information.
- Documentation Over Human Source: We prioritize documentary evidence over reliance solely on human sources in every situation.
- Transparency in Data Gathering: When conducting surveys, we transparently explain how the data was collected and analyzed. If there is a possibility of our data not producing accurate information, we promptly inform our audience of any discrepancies.
- Immediate Accuracy: Our goal is to obtain accurate information right away instead of initially making information public and later addressing lingering questions.
- On-the-Record Sources: We strive to gather information from or speak with sources on the record to provide readers with as much information as possible to assess source reliability. When using an anonymous source, we clarify the reasons for not naming them as appropriate.
- Sharing Source Information: We share source information with our editors to enable them to make informed decisions regarding its suitability and usage. Anonymous quotations must reflect the discussion between the reporter and editor.
- Involving Sources: We engage in discussions with sources, especially those with limited media experience, about the best ways to use the material they provide. If a source requests material to be “off the record” or “on background,” we ensure clear communication and explanation, as different individuals may interpret these terms differently.
- Right to Respond: We provide individuals the opportunity to respond to stories that may portray them negatively and inform our readers about the steps we take to contact sources for comments when necessary.
- Diverse Sources: In addition to powerful and prominent sources, we consciously seek out sources without access to large public platforms.
- Seeking Guidance: When in doubt, our journalists seek guidance from senior resources or the head of the newsroom at Inversion Magazine to avoid presenting inaccurate information to our audience.
Content Created by Users:
User-generated content inherently presents challenges. We do not take such information for granted and take reasonable steps to confirm its accuracy, depending on its intended use. We exercise caution in utilizing information provided by lobbyists or individuals with a vested interest in the story compared to neutral observers. User-generated content is clearly labeled as such, and we follow these rules:
- We acknowledge that online sources that appear credible may not always be entirely accurate. We may need to confirm with the person or organization relevant to the information to ensure its authenticity and identify responsible parties.
- We clearly distinguish between fact and rumor, especially for content found on social media, where misinformation