Anne Hailes: Are we really facing the facts when it comes to news these days?

The following article is republished with kind permission from Anne HAILES; it was originally published at Irish News.

Anne Hailes: Are we really facing the facts when it comes to news these days?
by Anne HAILES for Irish News
26 March 2018

WHAT can we believe these days? It’s obvious we’re being fed misinformation – sometimes by accident, more often by intent – and Donald Trump, with his accusations of fake news, has brought the subject right into the limelight. Do we just ignore it? Do we challenge it? Continue reading Anne Hailes: Are we really facing the facts when it comes to news these days?

The end of facts? Taking on fake news @ImagineBelfast

The end of facts? Taking on fake news @ImagineBelfast
by Eilish BOSCHERT for FactCheckNI
14 March 2018

FactCheckNI hosted “The End of Facts? Taking on Fake News” as part of the 2018 Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics and Democracy Day at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Continue reading The end of facts? Taking on fake news @ImagineBelfast

“The fightback begins in Northern Ireland!” says Byrnes

“The fightback begins in Northern Ireland!” says Byrnes
The importance of journalism in an era of fake news #BMF2017
by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI
17 November 2017

As part of the Belfast Media Festival 2017, there was a moderated discussion on how ‘mainstream media’ is responding to the evermore prevalent environment of ‘fake news’, with Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Siobhan Sinnerton, chairing the session with Dorothy Byrne (Head of News and Current Affairs) and presenter, Jon Snow. Continue reading “The fightback begins in Northern Ireland!” says Byrnes

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