• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Institute

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

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. 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, a Fact Forward Fund, a Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative 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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