Fact-checking has quickly gained more importance globally since we’ve begun having conversations surrounding social media and the internet. As the world continues to discuss these topics, a spotlight has been placed on fact-checkers. IFCN has been working to promote basic standards through the fact-checkers' code of principles, monitoring trends, formats and policy-making worldwide.
Their annual in-person conference—Global Fact—is a chance for journalists, academics and technologists to gather together to network and exchange new insights on fact-checking. Global Fact is the place where impactful ideas from this community come to life and grow into concrete large-scale projects beyond the scope of the conference.
When Global Fact had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, the team at IFCN needed a way to bring their global conference to a virtual setting.