Cape Town - Today, around 250 fact checkers from around the world will arrive in Cape Town for the sixth international fact-checking summit: Global Fact 6.
The annual summit is an opportunity for journalists, academics and technologists to come together as a network and exchange new insights and past experiences.
But it’s also a breeding ground for ideas that can grow into tangible, large-scale projects in the years to come.
This year’s conference, hosted by Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network, will be held at UCT.
When the first Global Fact-Checking Summit took place in London in 2014, the world of fact-checking was significantly smaller than it is today.
Only about 30 active fact-checking organisations dedicated to fighting fake news attended that event.