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 Factcheckingday.com for tip sheets, articles, lesson plans and quizzes.
Fact-checking day resources
- Download our gamified lesson plan in four languages and discover 200 ways to teach about fact-checking.
- Polish your digital verification skills through our Hands-On Fact-Checking Short Course — or send it to your family and friends. It’s free and only takes about 90 minutes!
- Read our tip sheets and learn how to do everything from verifying social media videos to geolocating images.
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 and digital literacy videos have taken over the YouTube Learning channel’s guest picks playlist for the day.
- Participate in a Reddit AMA with PolitiFact at noon EST on April 2.
- Go behind the scenes with Poynter’s fact-checkers on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. EST on April 2. Ask us your questions here.
Fact-checking day worldwide
- VoxCheck in Ukraine published a special Fact-Checking Day page and passed out a newspaper dedicated to fact-checking in Kyiv.
- In Italy, LaPresse published five special fact-checking articles.
- France 24 Observers took its nine-minute media literacy video to a high school in the Paris suburbs to show it to students. It streamed the session on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. local time.