Happy 2020 International Fact-Checking Day!


  • by: Maarten Schenk
Happy 2020 International Fact-Checking Day!

Traditionally, on the day after April Fools Day we celebrate International Fact-Checking Day. This year marks the fourth time this day has been organized, thanks to the fine people at the IFCN. There is a special website for the occasion, check it out here. There is a fun quiz too to test your skill at spotting hoaxes.

Also, have a look at the video and see if you can spot Lead Stories in the Zoom conference we had with the members of the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance recently:

And remember: "Just Because It's Trending, Doesn't Mean It's True!". Happy Fact-Checking Day from all of us at Lead Stories.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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