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Commit to Transparency

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking.

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We believe nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument of accountable journalism; conversely, unsourced or biased fact-checking can increase distrust in the media and experts while polluting public understanding.

We enable fact-checkers through networking, capacity building, and collaboration.

The commitments of the Code of Principles

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Signatory Benefits

Becoming a Signatory to the IFCN Code of Principles comes with benefits that help and expand the work of fact-checking organizations around the world.

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