ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 26, 2022) – The nonprofit Poynter Institute and its Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site PolitiFact will present the second annual “United Facts of America: A festival of fact-checking” Sept. 27-29, 2022.
The online celebration of facts will broadcast live from Washington, D.C., and feature three forward-thinking days about the role of facts in everyday American life with special focus on topics like disinformation campaigns, election security, inflation, climate change, the Jan. 6 committee hearings, gun laws and the Supreme Court.
Each day, members of Poynter and PolitiFact’s teaching, reporting and executive teams will facilitate enlightening conversations to shed light on the country’s most pressing issues and help voters prepare to cast their midterm votes with facts.
Diverse panels of experts and leaders representing the nation’s top industries will share their unique perspectives and explore collaborative solutions for a fact-based future that support democratic process and participation.
Last year’s roster of marquee speakers included notable journalists, policymakers, technologists, health care professionals and household names like CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Poynter and PolitiFact will announce the 2022 headliners in the coming weeks.
The online festival is for everyone interested in fact-based expression, civic engagement and the role of facts in a free society.
Proceeds from “United Facts of America: A festival of fact-checking” support the nonprofit work of Poynter’s PolitiFact, one of the nation’s largest independent newsrooms fighting online misinformation and reporting facts to help citizens to make more informed decisions. Funds raised will bolster the organization’s dedication to defend democracy, seek the truth and elevate fact-based expression for those who create and consume accountability journalism.
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