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FactCheckNI is Northern Ireland’s first and only dedicated fact-checking service.

Bad information erodes trust in reliable sources of information in Northern Ireland. It undermines public confidence, increases apathy, and reduces participation in democratic process. Misinformation and deliberate disinformation places another hurdle between people and the accurate information and data they need to understand the world around them and make informed decisions.

FactCheckNI works to reset this dynamic and to ensure people feel empowered, are well informed, and able to think critically. We want people to: THINK. CHECK. SHARE.

We publish fact-check articles on claims made in public by politicians, public figures, media outlets and viral online content. We also provide training in fact checking and critical thinking skills.

We are a verified signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network Code of Principles, with commitments to nonpartisanship, fairness, and transparency.

FactCheckNI is a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) registered in Belfast (Company Number NI660549).