The International Fact-Checking Network

The International Fact-Checking Network is a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide. The IFCN was launched in September 2015 to support a booming crop of fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges in this field.

Are you a fact-checking organization interested in being a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles?

The International Fact-Checking Network:

The IFCN team is director Baybars Örsek (borsek@poynter.org), program manager Ferdi Ferhat Özsoy (ferdi@poynter.org), international training project manager Alanna Dvorak (advorak@poynter.org ), and reporter Harrison Mantas (hmantas@poynter.org) 

To find out more, consult to International Fact-Checking Network’s Bylaws enacted on September 24, 2020, read our transparency statement or email us at factchecknet@poynter.org.

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A view of the P4 lab and the Wuhan Institute of Virology is seen after a visit by the World Health Organization team in Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

What we can learn from the media’s dismissal of the Wuhan lab theory

AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Election fraud claims proliferate in Germany, Peru and Brazil

An early test of Squash on Elizabeth Warren during a Democratic presidential debate

The lessons of Squash, Duke’s automated fact-checking platform

Screenshot of June 15th IFCN Talk

‘There will always be claims of cheating’ in elections, but fact-checkers can work together to fight back

File Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 12/10/20 / AP Photo

Facebook acknowledges politicians can harm, but won’t let them be fact-checked

Screenshot of the media literacy feature of Maldita's chatbot (Photo courtesy of Maldita.es)

WhatsApp can be a black box of misinformation, but Maldita may have opened a window

AP Photo/LM Otero

Factually: News was a potent cure for the infodemic, report says

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Factually: Repeat misinformation offenders get their wings clipped on Facebook

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Brand over substance may determine the public’s perception of news articles, study says