Factcheck.bg is the first fact-checking platform in Bulgaria, endorsed by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in the USA.
Factcheck.bg was launched in June 2021 as an initiative of the Association of European Journalists to counter the growing amount of misinformation in the Bulgarian media environment.
In just over a year since its inception, Factcheck.bg is now also part of the Duke Reporters’ Lab network of international fact-checking sites, as well as the Bulgarian Coalition Against Disinformation, which was established in early April this year.
Factcheck.bg successfully passed the IFCN verification procedure. It aims to verify platforms that objectively, impartially and responsibly expose misinformation. The work of the Factcheck.bg team has been assessed by external experts as compliant with the IFCN’s Code of Principles. The Code requires impartiality, honesty, transparency of funding, sources and methods, and a clear and open policy of correction.
About the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies was launched in 2015 to bring together the growing community of fact checkers around the world. IFCN enables networking, capacity building and collaboration between media organisations internationally. IFCN collaborates with more than 100 organizations globally through advocacy, funding opportunities, training and events.
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit journalism school and research organization in Florida, USA. The school owns The Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the International Fact-Checking Network. Poynter also operates PolitiFact.com, a U.S. fact-checking platform that evaluates the accuracy of claims made by politicians and public figures.