Policies & Standards
The Big Bubble makes every effort to have true and accurate reporting, and endeavors to correct any portion of a story which we discover is false, inaccurate, or misleading, as promptly as possible.
It is unnecessary to put notes on stories stating that a story has been updated unless there is a particular reason to note the addition of new information or other change. It is necessary to use a correction, clarification or editor’s note to inform readers whenever we correct a significant mistake, and include an explanation of the change within that correction.
When our journalism is factually correct but the language we used to explain those facts is not as clear or detailed as it should be, we will rewrite or clarify that language in the story . A clarification can also be used to note that we initially failed to seek a comment or response that has since been added to the story or that new reporting has shifted our account of an event.
Take-Down (unpublish) Requests
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 “unpublish”) articles from our website. The Big Bubble’s take-down policy mirrors that of the Washington Post, which is reproduced herein:
“As a matter of editorial policy, we do not grant take-down requests, which should be vetted at the highest level. If the subject claims that the story was inaccurate, 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. When we publish publicly available personal data, we only will review takedown requests if the person involved is under threat of physical harm because of the existence of the material.”
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