Fact-Checking Research Database

We collect (and briefly explain) major studies on fact-checking, fake news and misinformation

Research Study

The Rise of Fact-Checking Sites in Europe

Lucas Graves, Federica Cherubini
Our Summary

Fact-checking in Europe is growing, diverse and fragile

The report found 34 permanent sources of political fact-checking active in 20 different European countries. Through interviews with the founders and leaders of these projects, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism dissects the main challenges that fact-checkers face in Europe. Most of the projects are based in NGOs, not traditional media, the report finds — and funding is a key concern for most.

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