Maldita.es is a non-profit foundation and media outlet, verified signatory of the IFCN’s Code of Principles since 2018, focused on fighting disinformation and promoting transparency through fact-checking and data journalism techniques. Our main mission is to provide citizens with tools, technology and information so that they can make informed decisions. We work to contribute to a more fact-based public debate and to raise public awareness of misinformation and its social impact through media literacy, academic research and fact-based advocacy. Maldita.es was the only Spanish organization appointed by the European Commission to take part in the High level Group on Fake News and Disinformation and is currently part of the Iberfier EDMO hub for Spain and Portugal. It was awarded the European Press Prize on innovation in 2021.
Pagella Politica is the only Italian project entirely dedicated to political fact-checking. Since 2012, it has checked more than 3.200 statements by national politicians and its work is routinely quoted in major Italian media. In April 2020, its sister project Facta.news was launched, focusing on non-political disinformation. Both Pagella Politica and Facta.news are active members of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and signatories of its Code of Principles. Both also take part in some of the major EU projects focusing on disinformation, such as SOMA, the European Digital Media Observatory ( EDMO) and the Italian Digital Media Observatory (IDMO).
AFP is one of the world’s largest and oldest news agencies, with a mission to provide accurate, balanced and impartial coverage of news wherever and whenever it happens in the world. Since 2017, it has become a global leader in fact-checking, employing more than 130 digital investigation journalists in its newsrooms. Our fact-checkers identify and debunk misinformation in more than two dozen languages, ranging from Hindi to Hungarian, with a focus on falsehoods that spread widely and have the potential to cause harm. AFP Fact Check is a signatory of the ICFN’s Code of Principles and a member of several European hubs to combat disinformation, such as DE FACTO, the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), the Belgium-Luxembourg Digital Media and Disinformation Observatory (EDMO BELUX) and Lakmusz.
Demagog is the first Polish fact-checking organization, established in 2014. Since 2019 we are members of the International Fact-Checking Network and partners to the Meta’s Third Party Fact-Checking Program. Since the beginning of our fact-checking operation we have fact-checked almost 5000 claims made by public figures and debunked almost 1000 of fake news. We publish reports in which we track promises made by politicians. We also run a unique educational project called Academy of Fact-checking in which we share our expertise on media literacy, fact-checking and misinformation with teachers, students, seniors and other target groups. In order to further enhance our educational efforts we have also launched an e-learning platform with various courses related to fact-checking.
CORRECTIV is a non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany, which was founded in 2014. Through investigative journalism, CORRECTIV seeks to expose systematic abuses, hold those in power accountable and strengthen an open and democratic civil society. CORRECTIV.Faktencheck is an independent team within CORRECTIV focussing on fact-checking and investigations into mis- and disinformation since 2017. It was launched before the German general election that year. CORRECTIV.Faktencheck is a signatory of the Code of Principles by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), and contributes to the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO).
EU DisinfoLab is an independent non-profit organisation focused on tackling sophisticated disinformation campaigns targeting the EU, its member states, core institutions, and core values. EU DisinfoLab is a member of the Belgium-Luxembourg Digital Media and Disinformation Observatory (EDMO BELUX).
The activities of the EU DisinfoLab are divided into four categories:
- Research: We continuously monitor disinformation activities across the major platforms (digital and traditional), identify trends and threats, alert activists and researchers to these, and make our resource pool widely available to collaborators.
- Knowledge sharing: We develop and maintain an independent European platform on disinformation, providing experts with tools and resources to encourage collaboration. We collect and organise critical information, findings, tools and other resources useful for activists and experts.
- Outreach: We organise regular events, including an annual conference, webinars, and workshops, which collectively assemble researchers and experts to share experiences and tools, plan collaborations, and keep abreast of critical developments in the field.
- Advocacy: We regularly make policy recommendations at the EU level and to Member States based on our own analyses, and help other activists ensure that their advocacy efforts are grounded in sound analyses.