2022 State of the Fact-Checkers Report released. Meta remains the biggest funding source

I wonder what happens when Meta cuts the funds, which is likely.

Fact-checking organizations ramped up their budgets and diversified their focus in 2022, according to a new report that surveyed 93 verified signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter.

The 2022 State of the Fact-Checkers Report by the IFCN underscores a critical shift in budgets, with more organizations operating with heftier financial resources, allowing them to address misinformation more effectively.

Meta’s Third Party Fact-Checking Program remains the foremost funding source for fact-checking organizations, contributing 45.2% of their total income. Grants constituted 29% of funding, while donations or membership subscriptions made up 6.5%. A novel fact-checking collaboration with TikTok emerged as a funding source for several organizations in 2022. More at the Poynter blog

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