Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Day

Join these online sessions organized by Poynter on April 3rd and 4th, right after International Fact-Checking Day.

Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Day

April 2 marks International Fact-Checking Day, a global initiative aimed at emphasizing the crucial role of accurate information in our interconnected world. As we celebrate this day, we also recognize the vital work of fact-checkers worldwide who dedicate their efforts to upholding truth about what matters most in life. At the International Fact-Checking Network, we believe that elevating facts is not solely the responsibility of professionals, but rather a collective effort involving public participation. By elevating fact-checkers and promoting credible sources, we can foster a healthy information ecosystem where truth prevails over falsehoods. Join us in recognizing that #FactsMatter in building a more informed and resilient society.

We will host two panel discussions on fact-checking during crisis and fact-checking organizations facing oppressive lawsuits across the world. These webinars will feature experts in the field who will share their experiences and insights on how to conduct effective fact-checking in difficult situations, as well as their experiences navigating legal challenges and threats to press freedom.

Session 1 sign-up

This webinar will delve into the legal challenges posed against fact-checking, as well as situations in which the government has tried to stifle critical reporting.


Session 2 sign-up

Fact-checking during a crisis

This panel will focus on fact-checking during crises. It will explore the challenges and opportunities fact-checkers face during times of crisis.


The International Fact-Checking Network is also planning IFCN-themed trivia, which fact-checkers can participate in. Fact-checkers can test their knowledge and learn more about the International Fact-Checking Network and the organizations that comprise it. 

Moreover, we will feature a series of op-eds from a variety of organizations, spanning from Africa to South America to Asia, highlighting issues pertinent to their regions. These op-eds will provide a global perspective on fact-checking and the challenges and opportunities faced by fact-checkers around the world.

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Check First is a leading Finnish software and methodologies company, spearheading adversarial research techniques. We believe that everyone should be able to understand how and why content is presented to them. We advocate for online clarity and accountability, building solutions to attain this goal. Partnering with leading institutions, regulators, NGOs and educators, we aim at curbing the spread of disinformation and foreign influence manipulations.

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