The Poynter Institutional Fact Checking Network has confirmed AAP Newswire's fact-checking unit as a signatory to its code
The news validates AAP's work and role in improving standards of journalism in this country. It also helps preserve the public's trust in media.
AAP's fact-checking holds public figures to account, particularly during the election. This is a significant responsibility to carry. Operating within the guidelines of the IFCN's code of principles ensures AAP's methodology of fact-checking stands up to heavy scrutiny.
The IFCN accreditation has been a rigorous and complex process that has taken almost six months. We have been operating under the guiding principles of the Network since October and have created a valuable service to Australian newsrooms.
The IFCN accreditation now opens the door to a potential partnership with organisations like Facebook, Twitter and Google.
See the superb work of AAP FactCheck team here: https://factcheck.aap.com.au/home
We owe a special thanks to Phil McLean and Holly Nott who have worked so hard behind the scenes to secure this all-important accreditation.
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May 3, 2019 - United Australia Party (UAP) leader Clive Palmer wants nuclear reactors built in South Australia to boost investment and jobs in a state he claims is a backwater. Has the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor been operational for 50 years with no safety issues in the middle of Sydney?
May 3, 2019 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims Australia needs more new young farmers to support the current ageing man on the land who is over 60. Is the average age of Australian farmers over 60 years?
May 2, 2019 - One Nation senator Peter Georgiou claims Western Australia has the nation's highest unemployment rate and is not receiving its fair share of a government program to subsidise apprenticeships. Does WA have the highest unemployment rate and yet is missing out on apprenticeship subsidies?
May 2, 2019 - Labor MP Brian Mitchell claims the government's record on road infrastructure in the island state amounts to naught. Has the coalition failed to start any new major road projects in Tasmania?
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