Updated on
Mar 10, 2021

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.

It is a network of fact checking organizations who have verified good practices with the poynter institute through a pledge and evaluation of their program.

The International Fact-Checking Network:

Monitors trends, formats and policy-making about fact-checking worldwide, publishing regular articles in the section below and in a weekly newsletter.

Helps surface common positions among the world’s fact-checkers.

Promotes basic standards through the fact-checkers’ code of principles and projects to track the impact of fact-checking.

Funds annual fellowships, an innovation grant and a crowdfunding match program.
Convenes fact-checkers in a yearly conference (Global Fact) and promotes collaborative efforts in international fact-checking.
Provides training in person and online.
Advocates for more fact-checking, including through an annual International Fact-Checking Day.

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