THE FactCheckHub, the fact-checking arm of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR), has officially become a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network.
Established in 2015 by Poynter Institute, the IFCN is a forum for fact-checkers worldwide to support fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges.
The FactCheckHub was officially launched in August 2020.
The IFCN stated that the FactCheckHub was considered a signatory of the international fact-checking body based on merit.
“This badge confirms FactCheckHub was deemed compliant with the IFCN principles when subjected to the established vetting process and evaluated by external assessors.
Through this process, an organization must exhibit a commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, transparency of sources, transparency of funding and organisation, transparency of methodology, and a commitment to open and honest corrections.”
Speaking on the development, Bamas Victoria, the Editor and Team Lead of the FactCheckHub, said, “this development shows that our work is at par with international standards. It also reinforces our drive to build resilience among Africans against misinformation by empowering them with the right skill sets to navigate the digital space. We are glad to be a part of the IFCN.
By this development, The FactCheckHub has become the fourth fact-checking platform in Nigeria to become a signatory to the IFCN, joining Africa Check, Dubawa and AFP.