Is fake news a problem? World Forum for Democracy 2017

Is fake news a problem? World Forum for Democracy 2017
by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI
9 November 2017

For the second year, thanks to Building Change Trust, which provides financial support to FactCheckNI, I was able to attend the annual World Forum for Democracy event in Strasbourg, France. This year’s title was “Is populism a problem?” and reflected upon the election of Donald Trump as US President as well as the surge of populist politics around the globe. Continue reading Is fake news a problem? World Forum for Democracy 2017

“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4

“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4
by Allan LEONARD @FactCheckNI
9 July 2017

The fourth global conference of fact-checking projects took place at the Google Campus in Madrid, 5-7th July 2017, with 188 delegates representing 53 countries. Fact-checkers were joined by participants from the academic and technology sectors, which made for richer and more thought-provoking discussions. Continue reading “Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4

PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI becomes verified signatory of international code of principles

PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI becomes verified signatory of international code of principles
by FactCheckNI
17 April 2017

FactCheckNI joins an evermore important list of fact-checking organisations around the world that are being acknowledged for maintaining a high universal standard, by adhering to a code of principles from the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI becomes verified signatory of international code of principles

Are we living in a post-truth democracy?

‘Are We Living in a Post-Truth Democracy?’
A #DemocracyDay talk by Bill ADAIR at the Imagine Belfast Festival
by Eilish BOSCHERT for FactCheckNI
24 March 2017

Hosted by FactCheck NI as part of Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, Bill Adair presented his lecture ‘Are We Living in a Post-Truth Democracy?’ at the Conor Lecture Theatre at Ulster University on Friday, March 24th. Continue reading Are we living in a post-truth democracy?