Poynter is the home of the International Fact-Checking Network, a forum for fact-checkers worldwide. The IFCN was launched in September 2015, in recognition of the fact that a booming crop of fact-checking initiatives could benefit from an organization that promotes best practices and exchanges in this field.
Participants of the Global Fact-Checking Summit in Madrid, July 2017
The International Fact-Checking Network:
The first and current Director of the IFCN is Alexios Mantzarlis. In September 2017 the Poynter-based staff of the IFCN grew to include Program Manager Dulce Ramos and Reporter Daniel Funke.
The IFCN has received funding from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations and the Park Foundation.