Blue Lives Matter strives to ensure that all published information is accurate.
Upon being informed of a possible need for correction, all Blue Lives Matter employees should immediately forward the information to the editorial team.
The editorial team will fact check the complaint to determine if a correction is needed.
Upon an editor’s determination that a correction is needed for a headline:
Minor errors may include headlines which are true, but misleading, or contain errors which don’t alter the premise of the article. For minor errors, the editor will alter the headline as-needed to ensure accuracy.
For major factual errors: If the premise of the headline is inaccurate, the editor may correct the headline and place a correction notice at the top of the article.
If the editor determines that the inaccuracy is too extreme to remain published, they may replace the entire story with a correction notice and delete the story from Blue Lives Matter’s social media pages.
In the event that an in-article correction is needed:
Minor spelling, grammar, and typographical issues can be corrected without note.
Inaccurate information should be corrected, and a clear and concise notice should be added to the article explaining what was corrected. The reason for the correction should be noted if it’s not already clear. Most corrections should be noted at the bottom of an article or in parentheses next to the corrected content. Major corrections, which alter the premise of the article, should be noted before the article’s content.
If the editor determines that the inaccuracy is too extreme to remain published, they may replace the entire story with a correction notice and delete the story from Blue Lives Matter social media pages.
Website visitors who are not employed by Blue Lives Matter (Users) may post content on parts of the Blue Lives Matter website which are open to the public to post content. This content is effectively the same as a message board post or comment, and does not involve editorial review. This content does not appear in the Blue Lives Matter news feed and should contain the “Community” label noting that the content is user-generated.
As a matter of policy, Blue Lives Matter does not take any action on user-generated content unless it violates the posted Community Guidelines, which includes a prohibition on hate speech, personal attacks, spam, personal information of others, and sexual content.
No action is taken against any community members’ post just because they are wrong.