Alt News is committed to fact-checking in a fair, transparent and non-partisan manner. We strive for high editorial standards and adhere by the following guidelines:
Nonpartisan approach: Alt News has no political affiliations. We believe in fact-checking news from all ends of the political spectrum and apply the same standards to claims irrespective of who originate them. We call out fake news without fear or favour.
Evidence-backed: Facts are sacrosanct to a fact-checker. We therefore aim to be accurate in our fact-checking, consulting multiple sources to ensure that fact-checks are backed by sound evidence. Depending on the nature of fact-check required, we use internet tools like reverse image search or source data from official sources. Where necessary, we also reach out to the relevant person to verify a claim. We do not quote anonymous sources.
Transparency: Alt News explains in detail how the claim was debunked. This is done in the interest of transparency and it also serves an educational purpose, guiding the readers how to evaluate claims which they may come across in future.