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.

Now accepting applications for the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative 2nd Round Grant.

The International Fact-Checking Network:

The IFCN team is director Baybars Örsek (, associate director Cristina Tardáguila (, program manager Ferdi Oszoy (, and reporter Harrison Mantas ( 

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