Fact-checking Policy

We care about being perfectly clear and precise with words,
headlines, and URLs and understand that words have the utmost power and
act accordingly. Writers under Interesting Engineering must verify the
information they gather and write at all times. This includes
identifying information such as names, locations, factual statements,
and accounts related to the content. Writers do their own fact-checking
using their own judgment and information under the light of our Ethics
Policy. Interesting Engineering is ready to and will use fact-checkers
both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances if
need be. We are committed to non-partisanship, transparency
of sources, transparency of funding, and being open to reasonable
criticism and corrections in our organization. We check the information
with all related parties before publishing it online.
If we receive a claim regarding fact-checking on our website,
we first contact the source of the claim for further elaboration and
supporting information. We also contact individuals and organizations
who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the
subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature (news
articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview
transcripts, statistical sources) that has bearing on the topic.
We prefer to use unbiased information and data sources viewed
by our equals, as much as possible. We also alert our readers that
information and data from sources, such as political advocacy
organizations and sided parties, should be evaluated considerately.
Depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic, other
members of the editorial staff may contribute additional research and
changes to the writers’ work, and the final product will pass through
the hands of our editors. Any piece that is not deemed up to our
standards by one or more editors is subject to further revision and
review before being released for publication.