November 15, 2018

For the sixth year running, the Global Fact-Checking Summit (Global Fact) will bring together fact-checkers, journalists, scholars, and representatives of tech platforms, as well as other professionals and students interested in this form of journalism.

Global Fact is a practitioner’s conference: Participants come to share their experiences and learn about best practices to implement in their own work.

Global Fact 6 will take place in South Africa, at the University of Cape Town’s New Lecture Theatre, from June 19-21, 2019. This will be the first time that Global Fact will be held on the African continent.

Global Fact 6 will address some of the most important issues in fact-checking and misinformation, including:

  • Impact and reach of fact-checking.
  • Misinformation on different platforms.
  • Monetization and revenue sources.
  • New formats for fact-checking.
  • Acceleration and automation of the fact-checking process.

The International Fact-Checking Network will host Global Fact 6 in partnership with Africa Check, a global leader in fact-checking. It is made possible thanks to funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, Luminate and the Open Society Foundations.

Apply to attend

Please express your interest to attend no later than Jan. 14, 2019. We aim to get back to you by Feb. 14, 2019.

Priority is given to working fact-checkers and those actively developing tools to combat misinformation or studying the field in a way that can help fact-checkers improve their work.

Norway will host Global Fact 7 in 2020

Global Fact 7 will be in Norway at the Oslo Met University on June 24-26, 2020. Fact-checking organization, the journalism training institute Institutt for Journalistikk and the foundation for investigative journalism SKUP, as well as Oslo Met, will be on the conference’s planning committee.

About Global Fact

Global Fact is the annual conference of the International Fact-Checking Network. It has doubled in size every two years since its first session in London in 2014 and has become the premier gathering point to discuss the practice of fact-checking.

Global Fact V, held in Rome from June 20-22, 2018, brought together 233 participants from 55 countries around the world. The agenda included sessions about academic research on fact-checking, collaborative efforts around the world and automation. Global leaders in the field such as ABC, AFP, Africa Check, Chequeado,, Full Fact, Le Monde, PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Checker were among the participants.

You can read more about Global Fact V in this article from The Washington Post and in a Poynter roundup.

Global Fact V group photo

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