Checking the facts

  • 12 September, 2021
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Taiwan Fact-checking Center
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Taiwan Fact-check Center won the third certification from the International Fact-checking Network (Screenshot from TFC website)
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TFC holds seminars on fake news every year (Screenshot from TFC website)
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TFC Line chatbot helps debunk disinformation (Screenshot from TFC website)

In November 2018, Taiwan Fact-check Center (TFC), the first in Taiwan to win International Fact-checking Network (IFCN) certification, 53rd in the world and then in October 2019 and in March 2021, Taiwan Fact-check Center won the second and the third certification respectively. This has proven Taiwan Fact-check Center has met the code principles of the International Fact-checking Network (IFCN). Taiwan Fact Check Center (TFC) was founded in August 2018 and is a private organization and is subject to public criticism. So any mistakes in information need to corrected and open corrections policy is one of the code principles required by International Fact-checking Network (IFCN). Summer Chen, chief editor of Taiwan Fact-check Center (TFC) said TFC faces a lot of challenges such as building a bigger team with news reporting and journalism background, gaining more public trust as it is a young non-profit organization.