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 (, associate director Cristina Tardáguila (, program manager Ferdi Ferhat Özsoy (, international training project manager Alanna Dvorak ( ), and reporter Harrison Mantas ( 

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


A person receives his shot of vaccine against Covid-19 as the vaccination campaign continues on Easter Day in Rome, Sunday, April 4, 2021. Italy has entered a three-day strict nationwide lockdown to prevent new surges of the coronavirus. Police set up road checks to ensure people were staying close to home and extra patrols were ordered up to break up large gatherings in squares and parks, which over Easter weekend are usually packed with picnic-goers. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Fears about vaccines accounted for half of fact checks submitted to the Alliance database in March

IFCD Talks

Join us for two IFCN Talks on International Fact-Checking Day

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The coalition for factual information and informed public discourse is stronger than ever

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Factually: International falsehoods deserve international attention

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Factually: Tech CEOs (again) asked to explain themselves

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European fact-checkers try to explain the confusing move to stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine


Factually: Covid disinformation turning up in the mail

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Facebook has an apparent double standard over COVID-19 misinformation in Brazil, researchers say