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Over 6,000 false claims about COVID-19 debunked by global fact-checking alliance

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:01 PM

There have been two phases in the surge of false information surrounding COVID-19: misinformation mostly from 'well-meaning people' and then disinformation, such as posts containing conspiracy theories

IFCN launches WhatsApp chatbot for fact checking

May 04, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The International Fact-Checking Network launches an easy-to-use tool for WhatsApp users who want to check COVID-19 rumors

FACT CHECK: Misinformation on novel coronavirus that spreads online

Jan 30, 2020 - 6:57 PM

(UPDATED) Several fact-checking organizations that are signatory to Poynter's International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) collaborated to combat disinformation on the 2019 novel coronavirus or nCoV

Chinese nationals arriving from Guangzhou, China are seen wearing face mask at the arrival area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City. The country is on high alert following the outbreak of a new strain of Corona virus which has infected more than 400 persons in China and killed at least nine people. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fact checkers worldwide team up to debunk false info about 2019-nCoV

Jan 29, 2020 - 4:45 PM

At least 48 fact-checking units around the world are fighting false information about the novel coronavirus. Claims range from 'miraculous vaccines' to conspiracy theories.

WARNING. A woman wearing a face mask passes a Public Health England sign at Terminal 4 of London Heathrow Airport on January 28, 2020, warning passengers arriving on flights into the UK that Coronavirus has been detected in Wuhan in China. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

IFCN explains Facebook's 'partnership' with right-wing-funded site

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) The right-wing site, the Daily Caller, is not an IFCN signatory and IFCN does not appoint Facebook's fact checkers

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fact checkers team up against disinformation at U.N. GA

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:01 PM

23 fact-checking organizations from 17 countries work together to spot false and misleading claims during the international event

EU fact-checking project launches ahead of 2019 parliamentary elections

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The 19 European fact-checking outlets part of FactCheckEU are ready to tackle disinformation and hoaxes ahead of the polls

FACT CHECK: A new death penalty law won't apply to De Lima's case

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law

Facebook partnership goes beyond Rappler

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:47 PM

We accept this responsibility because we know you will be helping – and vetting – us every step of the way

Rappler now a member of the International Fact-Checking Network

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Rappler is one of the 37 organizations worldwide that's part of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter

MEMBER. Rappler is now officially one of the members of the International Fact Checking Network of Poynter.