The California Examiner is committed to checking facts in a way that is fair, clear, and not biased. We try to have high editorial standards and follow the rules below:
Nonpartisan approach: California Examiner has no political ties. We think it’s important to check the facts of news from all sides of the political spectrum, and we use the same standards for all claims, no matter who made them. We’re not afraid to call out fake news.
Evidence-based: A person who checks facts and takes them very seriously. So, we try to be accurate when we check facts, and we use multiple sources to make sure that our checks are based on good evidence. Depending on the kind of fact-checking we need to do, we use tools like reverse image search on the Internet or get information from official sources. When it’s necessary, we also talk to the right person to make sure a claim is true. We do not quote anonymous sources.
Transparency: California Examiner goes into detail about how the claim was shown to be false. This is done, to be honest, and to teach readers how to judge claims they may come across in the future.