With a website based off the notion of fact and information to help the voter get to the crux of the issue it is very important for us to prove ourselves correct by giving sources for facts and figures and when giving opinions (such as on economic models) citing the author. Wherever possible we will also provide a counter for this argument which is cited as well.
Sources and citations are subject to these rules:
These checks include but are not limited to:
- A bachelors in relevant subject (economics, international relations etc.)
- OR proprietary expertise in field provided by job (if related to road building – had worked for tarmac company for 5 years
- In article has cited at least 1 source which doesn’t come from our list of not accepted sources (see below)
- The Sun
- .blogspot addresses (WITH EXCEPTIONS BASED ON ABOVE)
- The New Statesman
- The Daily Star
- The Express
- The Morning Star
- RT and it’s subsidiaries (Ruptly etc.)
Clarification – these websites and newspapers have been excluded based on their clear bias and unbased accusations. The majority of blogspot addresses have been banned due to their unreliability due to lack of citations although this does not mean all blogspot pages do not contain the truth.
By bias we mean that they report news in a way that we believe is incongruent with the facts and draws conclusions from evidence that doesn’t exist or those conclusions don’t match the reality. This or that they report certain news stories while excluding other ones on a regular basis due to the story not fitting their projection of news. Although there is bias expressed in newspapers such as the Guardian and the Daily Mail we believe that their very large readership and coverage of most major news stories means they have to be included although we do reserve the right to not accept stories that are based on opinion rather than fact (and the stories where the opinion has not been backed up by fact).
- add clarification, add RT (28/11/16)