Fact Checking Policy

SASS News Updates (hereinafter referred to as “sassybysavannah.com” / “We” / “Us” / “Our”) wants to share with you the steps we take to ensure the accuracy of our content through our Fact-Checking Policy. Trust from our readers is crucial for any news platform, and it can only be earned and maintained through accurate, fair, and balanced content. We are committed to achieving due accuracy in all our content to the best of our ability. We define ‘due accuracy’ as not only meeting the required standard but also being satisfactory in essence, considering factors such as the subject and nature of the information and the expectations of our audience.

We strive to provide the most accurate information, corroborated by direct stakeholders, in every news report. We approach claims with skepticism, questioning assumptions, and challenging conventional wisdom. We acknowledge areas of uncertainty, despite our efforts to resolve them. However, the level of scrutiny for fact-checking soft and hard stories may vary.

To ensure due accuracy in our content, we adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. We derive any broadcast from reliable sources based on concrete and corroborated evidence. If direct sources are lacking, we attribute the stories to their original platform.
  2. We verify any claims, allegations, or information attributed to public authorities or other sources by reaching out to multiple parties and independently verifying the information.
  3. We stand by the accuracy of the information we publish. If any factual errors are found, we promptly correct the news item and inform our readers of the changes made.
  4. We strive not to misinform our audience consciously and do not present made-up information as factual content. Any serious factual errors are publicly acknowledged and rectified promptly and transparently.
  5. We provide a platform for the public to report inaccuracies or errors through our “Suggest A Correction” segment.
  6. Our Content Writers follow a rigorous fact-checking process, including multiple levels of scrutiny and review by editors, before publication.

In sourcing information for our content, we follow these guidelines:

  1. We verify information with at least two sources and ensure the credibility of single sources through corroboration.
  2. We look for documentary evidence whenever possible and clearly explain the methodology of data collection and interpretation.
  3. We aim to obtain information from stakeholders directly and explain any use of anonymous sources to our readers.
  4. We seek responses from individuals portrayed negatively in our reporting and explain our efforts to seek their response.
  5. Additionally, when dealing with user-generated content, we take extra care to verify its accuracy, especially considering potential biases or vested interests. We clearly identify user-generated content and qualify any material not gathered by us.

We understand the responsibility entrusted to us by our readers and are committed to upholding the highest standards of accuracy and integrity in our reporting.

For any queries or feedback, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Warm regards,
SASS News Updates Team