Fact Checking Policy

Journalists must be precise with their words, headlines, and URLs. They must understand that words have power and act responsibly. Our journalists must verify the information they gather. Importantly, identifying information such as names and positions, but also includes factual statements and accounts. Journalists conduct their own fact checking using their own judgment guided by our ethics policy. FTC Publications, Inc. will use fact checkers in certain circumstances it deems warranted. In the unlikely event that a statement or story was incorrect, our Editorial team will publish an immediate correction.

Our Commitment to the Truth

If we receive claims regarding fact-checking on our website, we will research it to find out if it has any validity. We contact sources of the claims and other experts in the field for more information or clarification about specific points.

If you have an issue with accuracy that needs immediate resolution, please let us know.