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FactCheckNI. Northern Ireland’s first dedicated not for profit fact checking service

We are a team of independent fact checkers who identify important public statements relevant to Northern Ireland, interrogate the best available evidence, and publish fact check articles to improve the quality of public debate.

Latest fact checks

We have published over 300 fact checks since 2016.

Related and ancillary services


We design and deliver bespoke training sessions in fact checking and critical thinking skills to groups and organisations across NI

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The Fact Check Toolkit

We encourage everyone to engage in critical thinking and in this article we outline how everyone can check what they read, particularly online.

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Why trust us?

FactCheckNI is Northern Ireland’s first and only dedicated fact checking service, operating with the following commitments

International Fact-Checking Network

We are a verified signatory to its Code of Principles.

Nonpartisanship and fairness

We use the same standards for every subject fact check.

Transparency of sources

We want our readers to be able to verify our findings themselves.

Transparency of Funding and Organisation

We are transparent about our funding sources.

Open and Honest Corrections Policy

We publish our corrections policy and follow it scrupulously,