The Chaupal Correction Policy
In journalism, mistakes can and do happen even after due diligence procedures are implemented. At The Chaupal, we don’t hesitate to acknowledge them and respond when brought to our attention.
The Chaupal fact check corrects errors quickly and with a high degree of transparency. If the correction is straightforward, we mark the correction within 24 hours after it is pointed out. But if the correction involves further investigation or reaching out to people for their responses, the correction could take up to 72 hours. We value our readers’ feedback, which can be posted in the comments section at the end of every story, video or post. Requests for improvements or updates to the story can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chaupal also monitors its large presence on social media platforms and welcomes feedback and criticism from our readers.
If there is a major improvement or an actual change that modifies the rating of a news, it is prominently marked at the top as “Improvement”, and we clearly indicate the change, regarding With information as to why the change was necessary. It provides a clear, transparent history for each improvement.
If a new fact emerges after a story is published, information that adds substantial new layers or angles but does not change the rating, it is marked as an “update” at the end of the article. Corrections to typographical errors, misspellings, grammatical errors or minor changes that are not considered significant by the editors are usually not noted.