Washington Post’s Fact Checker joins Poynter’s Fact-checking Network to combat misinformation
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker and Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network are joining hands to publish daily 2020 election-focused fact checks in English and Spanish.
This is the first-ever coalition of major U.S. fact-checkers.
The fact checks will be available via a WhatsApp chatbot, and the Post’s checks will equip readers with the tools and information to navigate an unprecedented election cycle.
Ryan Kellett, senior audience director for The Washington Post, said:
“One of The Washington Post’s driving values is the commitment to making Post journalism easily accessible to readers on the platforms they use in their daily lives.
“In the lead up to the November election, The Post continues to evolve and innovate in the ways in which we engage readers with our journalism.”