Times Applaud Private Limited (referred to as “Times Applaud,” “We,” “Us,” or “Our”) would like to outline our Corrections Policy to inform you about the measures we take to address incorrect information published on our website. We value our accountability to our readers and understand our responsibility to promptly correct and inform you of any errors that may occur.
Premise: Times Applaud strives to present accurate and comprehensive news reports to our audience based on the available information at the time of publication. We are committed to promptly rectifying errors in the material published on our website as soon as we become aware of them. As a digital platform, we address corrections through our social media channels, editor’s notes, and by updating the content itself. In cases where a significant mistake leads to misinformation, we apologize to our readers in a timely manner.
Updating a Report: We make it a practice to add notes to stories that have been updated. We use corrections, clarifications, or editor’s notes to inform readers whenever we correct a substantial mistake or make edits to include comments or updates from stakeholders. In the event of an error in our fact-checking process (as per our Fact-Check Policy), we update the article accordingly. We clearly mention the correction in bold at the top of the article as “[Correction: updated info…]” and provide an explanation of the correction made. We also encourage our community members to suggest corrections by contacting us via email@example.com. Additionally, we provide readers with an option to suggest corrections at the bottom of every article.
Corrections: If we substantively correct an article, photo caption, headline, graphic, video, or any other material, we promptly publish a correction explaining the need for the change.
Clarification: When our journalism is factually correct but lacks clarity or detail in the language used, we rewrite the language and add clarification to the story. A clarification is also used to note if we initially failed to seek a comment or response that has since been added or if new reporting has altered our account of an event.
Editor’s Notes: A correction that questions the entire substance of an article or raises significant ethical concerns may require an editor’s note, which is followed by an explanation of the issue. The addition of an editor’s note to a story is approved by a senior editor.
Other Corrections Policies: When a reader identifies an error and posts it in the comment stream, our community engagement team acknowledges the correction in the comments. If we publish erroneous information on social media platforms, we promptly correct it on that platform. If correction is not possible, we retract the incorrect information.
Attribution of Blame: We do not assign blame to individual reporters or editors for errors (e.g., “due to a reporting error” or “due to an editing error”).
Reporting Inaccuracies: If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact our editorial team via the “Suggest A Correction” section available at the end of every web story. You can also reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take-down Requests: As a matter of editorial policy, we do not entertain take-down requests. If a subject claims that a story is inaccurate, we are prepared to investigate and, if necessary, publish a correction. In cases where fairness requires an update or follow-up on previous coverage, we consider whether further editorial action is warranted, but we do not remove the article as though it had never been published. We review takedown requests for publicly available personal data only if the person involved is under a threat of physical harm due to the existence of such material.