Wow! There’s a Fact-Checker’s Code of Principles

Poynter has organized an International Fact-Checking Network. People can sign up as signatories if they accept the principles espoused. It looks like — for a pilot program they have initiated — Facebook is requiring their fact-checkers to become signatories.

Here is the initial paragraph of their website:

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking. We believe nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument of accountability journalism; conversely, unsourced or biased fact-checking can increase distrust in the media and experts while polluting public understanding.

To sign up or simply read the principles click here…

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