Virtual Global Fact 7

Global Fact 7, an annual conference organized by the International Fact-Checking Network, will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is taking place between June 22-26 (public track) and June 29-30 (private track).

This year’s conference with its virtual setting has allowed the IFCN to organize the largest Global Fact ever! More than 150 speakers from more than 40 different countries will discuss the state and the future of fact-checking. After years of gatherings in London, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rome, and Cape Town, this year’s conference comes to your screens!

For the first time Global Fact will feature an Academic Track, held by The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet, with three panels on Wednesday, June 24, diving into the latest research about misinformation and fact-checking. 

The program for Academic Track 2020
Wednesday, 24 June

Introduction to academic track
Keynote panel: Lessons of the “Infodemic”
09.00 – 10.15 EDT

Keynote speaker:
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Lucas Graves | University of Wisconsin

Ifeoma Theresa Amobi | University of Lagos
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Thorsten Quandt | University of Münster
Elisabeth Saad | University of São Paulo

Academic track part 1
Fakes, misinformation and fact-checking: current research
10.30 – 11.30 EDT

Steen Steensen | Oslo Metropolitan University

Edwin Tallam | Moi University | Presentation
Silje Susanne Alvestad | University of Oslo | Presentation
EunRyung Chong | Seoul National University | Presentation
Ritvij Parikh | International Centre for Journalists | Presentation
Jozef Michal Mintal | Central European University | Presentation
Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Presentation

Academic track part 2
Fakes, misinformation and fact-checking: current research
12.00 – 13.00 EDT

Bente Kalsnes | Christiania University College

Jessica Collier | University of Texas at Austin | Presentation
Marju Himma-Kadakas | University of Tartu | Presentation
Admire Mare | Namibia University of Science and Technology | Presentation
Thomas Kent | Columbia University | Presentation
Scott Hale | University of Oxford | Presentation