IFN keeps a close eye on social media and mainstream media for false or questionable information. Our sources for information on various subjects include:.
IFN chooses which false claims to refute given the number of them that are in circulation at any given time. We choose the subjects for our articles based on the following criteria:.
IFN conducts methodical research to verify a questionable claim after it has been chosen for a fact check. IFN may employ one or more of the following techniques to refute any false assertion.
IFN assesses the truthfulness of a claim and comes to a conclusion using a variety of the above-described tools and techniques. Multiple methods are used, as appropriate, to definitively refute the false claim.
IFN News publishes the information in the public domain through articles that are thorough but reader-friendly after the claim has been chosen, investigated, and evaluated. In order for readers to independently verify the information, we work to establish the context in which each claim was made, prioritize plain language, and provide links that refute the claim. We hold off on making a judgment if the information is insufficient or inappropriate.
Since information is frequently dynamic, stories must be updated frequently. IFN updates its articles and keeps an eye out for pertinent news in order to give readers the most recent and accurate information. In the unlikely event that we make a mistake, we quickly admit it and fix it.