SOMA will Participate in the 6th Global Fact-Checking Summit

We are very excited to announce that the SOMA project will participate in the 6th Global Fact-Checking Summit (Global Fact) on 19-21 June 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Global Fact is organized by the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) on an annual basis and is a major international event which brings together fact-checkers, journalists, scholars, representatives of tech platforms, and other media practitioners.

The SOMA project will participate to the gathering through the collaboration in the organization of one panel focused on examples of collaborative actions in fact-checking in Europe. The panel will address the potential of collaborations in fact-checking including between fact-checkers alone, between fact-checkers and different stakeholders; and between fact-checkers and their audience. SOMA will represent one example of such collaborative actions, and will be presented by Giovanni Zagni from Pagella Politica in the panel ‘Tools for Collaboration among fact-checkers’, on Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 15:30-16:30.

The 6th edition of Global Fact will be held on 19-21 June 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa, focusing on crucial topics in fact-checking and misinformation including:

  • Impact and reach of fact-checking.
  • Misinformation on different platforms.
  • Monetization and revenue sources.
  • New formats for fact-checking.
  • Acceleration and automation of the fact-checking process.

You can see Global Fact’s agenda here.

Stay tuned for more updates!