Corrections policy

This daily real-time explains the corrective procedures We take if We discover that some incorrect information has been published on Our Website, and how to contact us if you have any questions. We’re aware of our responsibilities to Our readers and know that it’s our job to make the necessary corrections and notify you as soon as possible when we’ve done so.

Premise

 

Web News Observer makes every effort to provide its readers with up-to-date and accurate news stories, utilizing all available resources at the time of publication. As soon as an error is brought to our attention, we make every effort to address it as quickly as possible. Aside from correcting the inaccuracy in our material, we, as a digital platform, provide an editor’s note outlining the revisions we made and the specifics of the error. If we make a mistake that has the potential to propagate false information, we will promptly and sincerely apologize to our readers.

 

Reporting Changes

 

The practice of adding notes to stories as they are updated is one that we have adopted. Readers should be informed anytime We rectify a serious error in a story or alter it to reflect comments or updates from a key stakeholder by way of an editor’s note or correction. As soon as we become aware of an error in our fact-checking (which is done by our Fact-Check Policy, which can be found at [“Fact-Check Policy”]), we fix the article and include a note in bold at the top of the article explaining the correction. The editors at WebNewsObserver.com and the bottom of every article include a place for readers to propose corrections if they see any mistakes.

 

Corrections

 

It is our policy to swiftly publish a statement explaining the need for any major corrections we make to any of the foregoing (articles, photo captions, headlines, graphics, videos, and so on).

 

Clarification

 

It’s not uncommon for our work to be accurate, but the language we choose to convey those facts isn’t as clear or precise as it should be. Any time new information has emerged that contradicts or expands on our original version of an event, we make note of it in the form of clarification.

 

Notes from the Editor

 

An editor’s note, together with an explanation of the issues raised, may be required for a correction that calls into question the entire content of an article or poses a substantial ethical dilemma. The addition of an editor’s note to a piece requires the approval of a senior editor.

 

Optional Remedy Procedures

 

Our community engagement staff can indicate in comments that an error has been repaired when one is discovered by a reader and sent to the comment stream.

 

On social media, if we post incorrect information, we update it there. If we are unable to remedy the error, we will remove it.

 

For example, we don’t say “because of a reporting error” or “because of an editing problem.” Instead, we point the finger at the media as a whole.

 

Notifying the authorities of any inaccuracies

 

Please use the ‘Suggest A Correction’ form to contact the editorial staff if you see an error in a story we’ve published. Also, feel free to contact us via e-mail at editor@webnewsobserver.com.

 

Requests for removal from the site

 

We do not respond to take-down requests as a matter of editorial policy. A correction may be necessary if the person claims the story was erroneous.

 

When it’s only fair to provide an update or follow-up on earlier coverage, we’ll do so, but we won’t go so far as to erase the piece as if it never was.

 

Takedown requests are only considered if the individual being targeted is in immediate danger of physical harm as a result of the information being made public.

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