International Fact-Checking Network

Empowering fact-checkers worldwide

What is the International Fact-Checking Network?

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter was launched in 2015 to bring together the growing community of fact-checkers around the world and advocates of factual information in the global fight against misinformation. We enable fact-checkers through networking, capacity building and collaboration. IFCN promotes the excellence of fact-checking to more than 100 organizations worldwide through advocacy, training and global events. Our team monitors trends in the fact-checking field to offer resources to fact-checkers, contribute to public discourse and provide support for new projects and initiatives that advance accountability in journalism.

We believe truth and transparency can help people be better informed and equipped to navigate harmful misinformation.

Code of Principles

For organizations that aspire to abide by our commitment to fact-checking excellence.

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Training and Resources

Master the art of fact-checking and improve your media literacy skills.

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CoronavirusFacts Alliance

Unite with fact-checkers around the world to publish the truth about COVID-19.

Fight the infodemic


The world’s largest annual conference to convene fact-checkers, share resources and explore the field’s future.

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