Global Fact 10

A small group of journalists from around the world gathered in London in 2014 with a shared passion for a different form of journalism that was sweeping the industry: fact-checking. In June, this growing group will come together for its 10th annual summit as a global network of fact-checking operations from 65 countries.

Global Fact 10

You’re invited to join fact-checkers and advocates for fact-based reporting at GlobalFact 10, June 28-30, 2023, in person at the Coex Center in Seoul, South Korea, and online at

Hosted by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute in partnership with SNUFactCheck, GlobalFact 10 aims to mobilize the collective power of truth, transparency and accountability as a counteroffensive to the rash of misinformation that’s challenging citizens across the world. 

For three bustling days, solution-oriented professionals will be immersed in an educational, multicultural experience that inspires collaboration and strengthens the universal information ecosystem.

Partners working to address global misinformation, including IFCN signatories, will gather to review industry trends, exchange the best practices of fact-checking, and explore opportunities to improve public discourse in democracies worldwide. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from the world’s top journalists, academics and fact-checkers during keynote presentations, breakout sessions and exclusive networking events. 


About GlobalFact

Alanna Dvorak, international training manager at the IFCN, discusses what happens when millions of people rally around absurdity with Peter McIndoe, co-founder of the conspiracy parody Birds Aren’t Real, at Oslo Metropolitan University during GlobalFact 9 on June 24, 2022 in Oslo, Norway. (Angela Trajanoski/Poynter)

More than 3,500 people have attended GlobalFact conferences since 2014. Past conference locations have included London, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rome, Cape Town and Oslo. As the pandemic evolved during 2020 and 2021, thousands of people across 16 time zones attended the summit virtually. This year’s summit marks the 10th anniversary and our first community-wide gathering in Asia. Major projects and initiatives have originated at GlobalFact, including International Fact-Checking Day, IFCN’s Code of Principles and partnerships with major tech corporations. 


The agenda for GlobalFact 10 will be published on in the spring. To gain a better understanding of the summit experience, please check out the programs for GlobalFact 8 (virtual) and GlobalFact 9 (hybrid). 

This year’s agenda may include topics such as:

  • Misinformation policy regulations on social media
  • Media literacy and the rise of artificial intelligence
  • Newsroom economics and sustainability management
  • Online harassment and political extremism 
  • Mentorship and collaboration in the fact-checking community

Keynote Speakers

Poynter President Neil Brown interviews Anne Applebaum about the state and future of democracy and the role of evidence-based journalism at the ninth annual GlobalFact in Oslo, Norway, on June 23, 2022. (Angela Trajanoski/Poynter)

Keynote speakers for GlobalFact 10 will be announced soon. The 2022 summit featured a world-class lineup of leading voices in journalism, academia and politics including:

  • Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, journalist and expert on geopolitics
  • Dr. Joan Donovan, researcher, author and expert on media manipulation, disinformation campaigns and adversarial media movements 
  • Jane Lytvynenko, freelance reporter and senior research fellow of the Technology and Social Change Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy 
  • Peter McIndoe, co-founder and creator of Birds Aren’t Real, a satirical conspiracy theory that suggests birds don’t exist and are really drone replicas installed by the U.S. government to spy on Americans
  • Craig Silverman, award-winning journalist at ProPublica and author and editor of the Verification Handbook

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