Fact-checking at AFP

Fact checking has been a core element of AFP’s work as a global news agency for more than 180 years.

We set up a blog to focus on fact-checking in response to the multiplication of misinformation and disinformation online, inspired by our experience with the award-winning CrossCheck collaborative project around the 2017 French elections.

We seek to help the public and newsrooms come to informed conclusions about information they find online, whether from social media posts, news articles, videos or statements.

Our work is carried out by fact-checking editors and a worldwide network of journalists, following the editorial standards and key guiding principles of the AFP global news agency. 

We will seek throughout to share tips and tools to help others carry out fact-checking and verification.