Forget April Fools’ Day. Today is International Fact-Checking Day.

April 2, 2019 and

Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here.

A day just for facts

Today is the third annual International Fact-Checking Day. The IFCN launched the holiday in 2017 to be a rallying cry for more facts in politics, journalism and everyday life.

We’re sending you a special edition of this newsletter in honor of International Fact-Checking Day. We believe that anyone can be a fact-checker, so learn more about the day here and connect with fact-checkers around the world through the new, interactive EduCheckMap. Visit for tip sheets, articles, lesson plans and quizzes.

Also: Don’t forget to use #FactCheckIt and #FactCheckingDay today to join in the conversation!

(Graphic by Isaac Avila Rodriguez)

Fact-checking day resources

Fact-checking day fun

  • Take our quiz to test your knowledge of misinformation. Are you an old pro? Try your hand at this year’s updated version.
  • Chequeado built this map of more than 200 activities, resources, videos, games and research related to misinformation around the world.
  • Watch NBC’s “Stay Tuned” daily news show on Snapchat as it features a special guest, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt – the first MediaWise Ambassador – sharing MediaWise fact-checking tips with host Savannah Sellers.

Fact-checking day celebrations

Fact-checking day worldwide

Happy Fact-Checking Day! Until Thursday,

Daniel and Susan