Corrections Policy

Liberals Unite always seeks to provide corrections and clarifications as soon as they come to our attention.

THE PROCESS

Contributors and/or editors should promptly submit reports about corrections and/or clarifications to the editor and to Samuel W. Warde.
The change(s) should be made within the article and the correction/clarification should be noted at the top of the article along with the date and time (Eastern Time).

ARTICLES

Articles should be updated quickly and transparently to correct any erroneous information. The placement of the correction should reflect the gravity of the error. Major corrections (such as when the headline or driving premise of the article is wrong) should be noted in the headline as well as at the top of the article and within the content as noted above.

Any articles with serious errors should be promptly removed from the website and the social media team advised.

SOCIAL MEDIA

In the event of a major correction/clarification a notice of the error and whatever action was taken should be prominently posted to the social media pages advising of the mistake.

If it is possible to modify the original post to correct/clarify the error that is preferred. Otherwise the original post should be promptly deleted.

READERS

Readers can submit a request to correct or clarify an article by submitting an email here: [email protected] and we will get back with you promptly.

When readers draw attention to an error/issue/necessary clarification in an article in the comments section, the writer and/or editor and/or Samuel W. Warde should promptly initiate the proper procedure (as detailed above) to correct/clarify the issue and are highly encouraged to acknowledge the mistake and note the corrective action taken in the comment stream as well as in the article.

TAKE-DOWN REQUESTS

In the event we receive any requests to take-down an article (“un-publish it”) we will follow the guidelines published by The Washington Post:

Because of the ease with which our published content can be searched and retrieved online, even years after publication, we are increasingly being asked to take down (or “un-publish”) articles from our Web site. Typically, these requests come from the subjects of unflattering or embarrassing news articles who claim that they are being harmed by the articles’ ongoing availability.

As a matter of editorial policy, we do not grant take-down requests. If the subject claims that the story was inaccurate, of course, we should be prepared to investigate and, if necessary, publish a correction. And there may be situations in which fairness demands an update or follow-up coverage — for example, if we reported that a person was charged with a crime but did not report that the charges were later dismissed for lack of evidence. In short, our response will be to consider whether further editorial action is warranted, but not to remove the article as though it had never been published.

However, on a case-by-case basis we will consider taking an article down upon request.

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