According to international standards accepted for the “fact-checking” technique, The Observer accomplishes a set of steps in order that the “public speech verification” we make, gets high quality results and reliability. These steps are the following:
1.- Select one of the most important phrases pronounced in the context of a speech, said by a public figure.
2.- Confirm and make sure of having an exact copy (either audio, video or an official printed version) of the speech.
3.- In case of not having any of the previous elements, make a consultation directly with the source to confirm the quote.
4.- To measure the truthfulness, consult qualified sources and confront the fact or declaration in study.
5.- If it is necessary, make one or several crossroads of information with qualified and reliable sources, which can include the opinion of “experts” in the area.
6.- To make the “verification of the information” and its proper analysis, starting from the checked sources and taking in consideration the context.
7.- Set the proper evaluation and proceed to the development of the analysis to its presentation.