The Daily Net Content Guidelines for Accuracy & Fairness
It is the policy of The Daily Net to give its readers a comprehensive, unbiased, and factually-accurate reportage of the news.
Our writers and editors come from strong journalism backgrounds with a foundation of ethics and accuracy. It is our goal to not only gain the trust of readers across the world, but keep that trust by delivering the news unvarnished and with no hidden agendas.
- The Daily Net journalists must attempt to ensure that they do not publish inaccurate, misleading, or distorted information, including pictures.
- If there is significant inaccuracy in a published article and/or photograph, then the error must be admitted (either in the original article via an UPDATE, or in a new article) and corrected as swiftly as possible, and if required, an apology published.
- The Daily Net strives to feature opinions from across the spectrum of ideologies when they do not incite hate or violence against an individual, group, or corporate entity. All opinion must be clearly distinguished from reportage so as not to mislead the reader.
- No The Daily Net journalist will photograph individuals in private places without their consent.
- The Daily Net journalists must not coerce, harass, or threaten a person in the course of the journalist’s reportage.
- In cases involving suicide, The Daily Net journalist will not go into excessive detail about the method of said suicide.
A child under 16 must not be interviewed or photographed on issues involving their own or another child’s welfare unless a parent or legal guardian consents.
Parents and children must not be paid for material involving children’s welfare unless it is clearly in the child's interest.
- The Daily Net must not identify children under 16 who are victims or witnesses in cases involving sex offences. In any report about a sexual offence against a child the child must not be identified (though the adult may be).
- Relatives or friends of those convicted or accused of crime should not be identified without their consent, unless relevant to the story.
- The Daily Net journalists must avoid any and all prejudicial reference to a person's race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any physical or mental illness or disability.
- The Daily Net journalists are morally obliged not to divulge their sources' identities.
- The Daily Net journalists may grant anonymity to a source only if the information provided by said source is vital to the public interest.