I am glad to be attending this intensive conference. I am not a speaker but an observer here, there are so many practitioners all over the world. Doğruluk Payı and Teyit.org representatives from Turkey also attend and present their experiences. Hopefully I will blog about the conference until the end.
Global Fact is back!
The Global Fact-Checking Summit is the premier conference for fact-checkers worldwide. It is the largest international gathering of organizations that regularly publish nonpartisan reports on the accuracy of statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society. It is hosted by the International Fact-Checking Network.
Global Fact 4 will take place in Madrid on July 5-7 and will address topics including:
(a) lessons from cognitive science for fact-checkers
(b) automation in fact-checking
(c) overcoming organized misinformation campaigns
(d) formats for fact-checking
We will have dedicated programming for new fact-checking organizations.
Global Fact 3, held in Buenos Aires on June 9-10 2016, brought together 111 fact-checkers from 40 countries around the world. Participants included global leaders in the field such as Africa Check, Chequeado, Factcheck.org, Full Fact, Libération Désintox, PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Checker. With interest in fact-checking only intensifying, we expect a record crowd this year.
The conference led to several new initiatives such as the IFCN fellowships and the fact-checkers’ code of principles, later adopted by Facebook as a minimum condition for its third-party fact-checking partners.
Global Fact 4 will be hosted in partnership with El Objetivo La Sexta and is made possible thanks to funding from the Duke Reporters’ Lab, Google and the National Endowment for Democracy.