Our Policies

Fact-Checking Policy 

Cyberbunkers (hereinafter referred to as “Cyber bunkers” / “We” / “Us” / “Our”) would like to inform you about the care and caution that We take in order to ensure due accuracy of Our content, which is addressed by Our Fact-Checking Policy. 

Due accuracy in all Our content 

For any journalistic platform, trust of its audience is the most important aspect. Trust can only be gained and sustained on the basis of accurate, fair and balanced reporting. It is essential that We remain committed to attaining due accuracy in all Our content to the extent possible. Our understanding of ‘due accuracy’ is that accuracy is not just of the requisite standard but also satisfactory in essence. Factors such as subject and nature of the information being provided, the expectations of the audience etc. are also taken into consideration by Us in pursuit of due accuracy. We strive to give most accurate account which is corroborated by the direct stakeholders of the news in every single news report. We investigate claims with skepticism, question assumptions, and challenge conventional wisdom. We acknowledge areas of uncertainty, which will always exist despite Our best efforts to resolve them. However, the stringency required to fact-check the information on soft and hard stories differ. 

User-Generated Content 

User-generated content possesses inherent challenges. We do not assume that the material shared with Us is accurate and, depending on how We plan to use it, We take reasonable steps to verify the veracity of such content. We are mindful of how to employ information supplied by a member of a lobby group or anyone with a vested interest in the story, rather than a disinterested bystander. We ensure that user-generated content is clearly identified as such. Additionally, We follow the given guidelines: Sources of information which may seem reliable on the internet may not always be duly accurate. It may be necessary to check as to who is running the website and/or confirm with an individual or organisation that the material relevant to them is genuine. Care is taken to distinguish fact from rumour. This is particularly but by no means exclusively, true for material available on social media where distortions may be deliberate or unintended but where error or rumour can spread like wild fire within minutes among the audience around the world, while corrections find it much harder to achieve the same momentum. Additional scrutiny may be necessary where material from a social media site or other internet source is being used to corroborate a fact. We qualify and call-out all material that was not gathered by Us.


Corrections Policy

Cyberbunkers (hereinafter referred to as “Cyber bunkers” / “We” / “Us” / “Our”) would like to inform you, through this Corrections Policy, about the corrective measures We adopt in case We find that some incorrect information has been published on Our Website. We are conscious of our accountability to Our readers and fully understand that it is Our responsibility to make the correction and also inform you about the same subsequently at the earliest.


Corrections

If We are substantively correcting an article, photo caption, headline, graphic, video or other material, We promptly publish a correction explaining the need for the said change. 

Clarification 

When Our language We used to explain facts is not as clear or detailed as it should be, the language is rewritten and clarification is added to the story. A clarification is also used to note if We initially failed to seek a comment or response that has since been added to the story or that new reporting has shifted Our account of an event.

Other Corrections Policies 

When an error is found by a reader and posted to the comment stream, Our community engagement team can indicate in comments that it has been corrected. When We publish erroneous information on social networks, We correct it on that platform. We retract the incorrect information if We cannot alter it. We do not attribute blame to individual reporters or editors (e.g. “because of a reporting error” or “because of an editing error”). 

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