This is Variable’s fact-checking policy
We at Variable strive to be perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines and URLs. We also understand how words carry power; as such, we act accordingly.
On that end, writers and contributors for Variable must check and verify information they gather and write at all times. This includes identifying information like names, addresses, accurate statements and reports related to the content.
Writers for Variable fact-check their report using their best judgement. They are also obligated to follow our Ethics Policy.
Variable is ready and will use fact-checkers if the situation calls for it. The site is committed to non-partisanship, transparency—for both sources and funding—and openness to reasonable criticism and correction. All stories are checked with relevant parties before publishing it online.
This is how Variable responds to fact-checking claims. The editorial team will contact the source of the claim to ask for relevant supporting information. They will then contact individuals and organizations with relevant knowledge on the subject. The team will also research on related literature relevant to the subject.
Writers and editors for Variable prefer to source from unbiased information and data sources reviewed by our peers. When stories use data from political advocacy organizations and sided parties, the editorial team alert readers to that information.
All stories published in Variable are vetted by editors, who may add more research or change the writer’s work, if needed. If an article is flagged by the editor as unfit for our standards, it is revised and reviewed before being released for publication.
If you believe an article published in Variable is contrary to this policy, you can direct your message to the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.