In 2020, the TFCN focused on fact-checking social media content related to the presidential election and COVID-19. Our national team of teen fact-checkers published 92 fact-checks related to COVID-19 as of Dec. 15.
TFCN fact-checks are unique in that they debunk misinformation and teach the audience media literacy skills so they can fact-check on their own. On average, 86% of respondents polled on the MediaWise Instagram account recently reported they were more likely to fact-check on their own after watching a TFCN fact-check story.
In 2021 this program will expand to produce 30 fact-check videos designed for YouTube. You’ll be able to find those on our YouTube channel in January.