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.

The International Fact-Checking Network:

The first and current Director of the IFCN is Alexios Mantzarlis. In September 2017 the Poynter-based staff of the IFCN grew to include Program Manager Dulce Ramos and Reporter Daniel Funke. To find out more, read our transparency statement.

What fact-checkers could gain from covering immigration as a vertical

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Fact vs. Fake: Here’s how fact checks perform on Facebook compared to hoaxes

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Older Americans share more fake news than young people. But they also share more facts.

A study that found older Americans are more likely to share fake news stories on Facebook made waves last week. YES. I been saying this. Stop blaming millennials and talk to Nana — whose account you probably had to set up — about what legit news websites are and why Nigerian princes don’t reach out […]...

Fact-checkers sparred with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over their alleged ‘bias.’ But it ended on a high note.

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A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world

Here's where governments are trying to outlaw misinformation, promote media literacy or investigate social platforms....

A New Year’s resolution for reporters: Be less technodeterminist

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I’ve reported on misinformation for more than a year. Here’s what I’ve learned.

I’ve been called a “cog in the machine” and a “(George) Soros stooge” — not to mention all the anti-gay slurs on 4chan. The Brazilian far right has harassed me on Twitter. I’ve had weeks-long conversations (and arguments) on Facebook with a guy in Maine who swears he’s not a fake news writer, but merely […]...

(Mis)informed podcast: Is fact-checking the best way to fight misinformation?

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Facebook’s anti-misinformation boss talks about the future of the company’s fact-checking program

In the above image, Tessa Lyons, a product manager at Facebook, speaks during the Fifth Global Fact-Checking Summit in Rome on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Photo/Giulio Riotta) 2018 was a big year for Facebook’s partnership with fact-checking organizations. The program — which enables fact-checkers like Snopes to find and debunk hoaxes in an online dashboard, reducing […]...