Blasting News Fact Check is based on a rigorous set of fact checking principles and methodologies, following the highest ethical standards of journalism. Its mission is to examine allegations and information disclosed by individuals, organizations and even media outlets, ensuring that the public has access to verified and reliable information.
To achieve this goal, the Blasting News Fact Check team uses a variety of techniques and tools to corroborate or refute the claims analyzed, such as in-depth research, expert consultations, primary source verification, analysis of relevant data and statistics, official statements and expert opinions.
Transparency is a core value at Blasting News Fact Check. Each fact check is meticulously documented and justified, allowing readers to fully understand the process and logic behind the conclusions reached. In addition, the Fact Check team is always open to feedback and corrections, recognizing that collaboration and continuous learning are essential to constantly improving the service.
Every week, Blasting News Fact Check selects claims to verify using a proprietary algorithm able to spot the most shared false news in our markets (Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, France and Brazil). Because of its participatory nature, Blasting News Fact Check encourages users to send in claims using a dedicated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our social media.
Blasting News non-partisanship policy
At Blasting News, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism, ethics and professionalism. Central to our mission is the principle of non-partisanship. We believe that in order to provide our readers with accurate, fair and unbiased information, it is imperative that our contributors and staff members remain impartial and free from political or ideological bias.
Impartial reporting: Our contributors and staff members are expected to report and edit news stories objectively and without favoring any particular political party, ideology or interest group. The primary objective is to inform our readers and allow them to form their own opinions.
Fairness and balance: We strive to present a balanced perspective on all issues, ensuring that multiple viewpoints are considered and represented in our reporting. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded understanding of the subjects we cover.
Avoidance of personal advocacy: While our contributors and staff members are encouraged to engage in informed discussions and debates outside of their professional roles, they are expected to refrain from expressing personal political opinions or engaging in partisan advocacy on our platform.
Transparency: If a potential conflict of interest arises, our contributors and staff members are required to disclose it to their supervisors and, when necessary, recuse themselves from covering related stories.
Fact-checking and accuracy: We prioritize fact-checking and accuracy in all of our reporting. Any errors or inaccuracies should be corrected promptly and transparently in line with the corrections policy.
Ethical reporting: Our contributors and staff members should adhere to our Ethics Policy, which includes principles such as respect for privacy, sensitivity to the potential impact of our reporting and avoidance of harm.
Enforcement: Violation of this non-partisanship policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including banishment from the platform, as determined by our editorial leadership. We recognize that maintaining non-partisanship can be challenging, but it is fundamental to our mission of providing credible and reliable news to our readers. We trust that all members of the Blasting News team will uphold these principles and contribute to our platform's reputation for fairness, accuracy and integrity.