The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) unites creators and consumers of fact-based reporting at various events throughout the year to promote and uphold the integrity of the universal information ecosystem.
IFCN Talks is a monthly series that encourages meaningful dialogue between fact-checkers and citizens. Each conversation is designed to inspire learning around a prevalent topic in the fight against global misinformation. The sessions feature an interview with a subject-matter expert and a 30-minute audience Q&A.
Global Fact is the world’s largest annual fact-checking summit for everyone who stands for truth and transparency in journalism, including fact-checkers, journalists, technologists, policy makers, leaders, educators and the public from more than 55 countries. Expert panelists and fact-checking organizations lead important sessions designed to inspire meaningful discourse and collaboration to fight misinformation on a global scale.
In 2020, Global Fact was one of the first major journalism conferences to move online after the pandemic began. More than 1,000 people attended virtually across 16 time zones. The in-person conference has taken place in London, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rome and Cape Town, where more than 300 participants from 55 countries convened in 2019. Major projects and initiatives have originated at Global Fact, including International Fact-Checking Day, IFCN’s Code of Principles and partnerships with big tech.
INTERNATIONAL FACT-CHECKING DAY
April 2 is International Fact-Checking Day, which was created by the IFCN in 2016 to celebrate and highlight the important work of fact-checkers worldwide. International Fact-Checking Day brings fact-checkers together and advocates for their role in upholding the highest standards in pursuit of the truth. Learn more at factcheckingday.com.