Logically | The AI-powered, misinformation-fighting news platform

About Fact-Checking

What is fact-checking?

At Logically, we provide a bespoke fact checking service for anyone who uses our app. If you spot something online that you’re not sure about—whether it’s a fact, assertion or claim—send it to us and we’ll investigate it for you. Our fact checking team will do our best to determine whether or not this particular bit of information is reliable, and send you a short report that you can share with your friends, to make sure that no one falls victim to false information.

How does it work?

Through the Claim Review feature in the Logically app, you can submit the piece of information that you’d like to have fact checked, either by typing it in manually, or by entering the URL and choosing from one of the top claims that we identify. There’s space to leave comments, so if you’ve got any questions or something that’ll you’d especially like to find out, please let us know!

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Fact checking archive

Logically offers a bespoke fact-checking service through our app. Users are able to submit claims to our expert fact checking team who will then respond directly the user via the app. We also keep an archive of fact checks which are accessible to the public and which we keep updated for anyone to see – regardless of whether or not they have downloaded the app. Check out the best of Logically’s fact checks here!

Methodology

Logically provides a customised fact checking service for our users, which means that our biggest priority is to check the things that you ask us to. We endeavour to evaluate your requests as quickly as we can, but if you have any problems with your fact check, please get in touch!

Sometimes our team will do general fact checks about current events or issues. In order to decide what to check, we ask several questions of the claim, to determine how important it is that we investigate it.

The kinds of questions that we ask include:

  • Is it an important piece of information? Does it deal with a subject that is important for the public to know?

  • What impact would the information have if nobody checked it?

  • Is it something that’s likely to be spread or repeated?

  • Are we able to fact check it? We can’t check opinions, and sometimes there isn’t enough publicly available evidence to be able to conduct a proper fact check.

  • Have we fact checked this person or entity before? We try to make sure that we are balanced in our coverage.

Once we receive your request, it’s assigned to one of our fact checking team, who then begins to conduct research into the claim. They try to track the claim back to its origins, analyse its context and then find as many primary sources as possible to either support or refute it.

Once they have found enough evidence, they made a decision about how reliable they believe the claim is, and write up a report about their findings, as well as the path they followed to find their evidence. This becomes the fact check itself, and once it passes through several levels of oversight and is checked and double-checked, we send our findings on to you.

We apply five different ratings to our fact checks. They aim to give you a quick summary of our findings and verdict about the reliability of your claim.

Here’s what they mean:

  • True

    – The claim that you’ve submitted is factually accurate, and nothing important has been omitted.

  • Partly True

    – Part of the claim is factually accurate, however it’s not possible for us to verify the entire claim.

  • Misleading

    – The claim or statement contains some truth, but leaves out important information or takes things out of context, and this changes the meaning.

  • Unverifiable

    – It’s not possible for us to verify the claim with any degree of certainty, or it’s not something that’s possible for us to check.

  • False

    – The statement or claim is not factually accurate.

It’s important to remember that verifying information and sources can be complicated, and sometimes a one-word judgement doesn’t do this process justice. To get the best out of your fact checks, we recommend that you read the full report, follow the links to the sources our team used, and decide for yourself.

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Meet the fact checking team

Our fact checking team is made up of 22 people based across India and the UK. They come from a variety of backgrounds, including commerce, science, politics, literature and computer science. Each member of the team has undergone extensive, industry-standard training in fact checking and verification practices, and specialise in the investigation of business and political claims.

Corrections policy

Fact checks may need to be revised for a number of reasons, including the emergence of new information, discovery of new evidence, or to correct typographical errors. If you believe we have made an error in any aspect of one of our fact-checks, submit a complaint through the app, or contact us through our contact page.

  • Each fact check comes with a unique tracking code which allows our editorial team to quickly trace any fact-check which may be the subject of an update, complaint or correction.

  • Fact-checks which are edited with substantive corrections will be marked with a ‘correction’ label on the sharable image.

  • Fact-checks which are edited with non-substantive corrections (to fix spelling, grammatical or other mistakes which do not contribute to the substance of the claim or judgement) will be marked as ‘updated’.

  • Complaints will be assessed by senior members of the fact-checking and editorial team, and promptly responded to, with reasons given for our decision to either correct a fact-check or leave it as it stands.

  • If you are not satisfied with our response, you will be able to issue a further complaint to our editor-in-chief, who will take any necessary steps to satisfactorily address the issue, up to and including appointing an independent advisor to investigate the claim.

  • Users who have received or tracked a fact-check which is the subject of an update or a correction will be notified.

Our Archieve of corrected claims can be found here.

Funding

Logically is a private enterprise that is funded by its founder, Lyric Jain. The source of these funds includes personal savings and

 family businesses.Eliza Tinsley Ltd. and Avocet Hardware UK Ltd