Ferdi Ferhat Özsoy

Deputy Director, International Fact-Checking Network

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Ferdi Ferhat Özsoy is the deputy director of International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at The Poynter Institute, the premier global coalition of fact-checking organizations. Before assuming that role in June 2023, he served as IFCN program director and interim director. Before joining IFCN in 2020, he Co-Founded Turkey’s first and only Political Fact-Checking Doğruluk Payı (Share of Truth) in 2014 along with Turkey’s open data platform Veri Kaynagi (Data Source). Another project he ran while in Turkey was W.A.I.T. where he interviewed 120 Syrians living in Turkey to share their life stories with the public to fight the growing misinformation and xenophobia against Syrians living in Turkey. Ferdi holds a dual degree in history and political science from CUNY Brooklyn College and an M.A. in International Relations from Istanbul Bilgi University.