Fact-checking grants to fight misinformation on WhatsApp [Worldwide]

Posted on May 4, 2022 发表在 Combating Mis- and Disinformation

Fact-checking organizations are eligible for grants up to US$50,000 to fight misinformation.

The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), in partnership with Meta, is accepting proposals for the Spread the Facts Grant Program. This new initiative will distribute US$800,000 in grant support to verified fact-checking organizations working to combat false and misleading information on WhatsApp.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate the capacity to increase the distribution and promotion of fact-checks to reach new audiences; increase the scale, efficiency or workflow of fact-checking; deploy new solutions and tools to address misinformation; or facilitate fact-checking collaboration across newsrooms through technology.

Interested applicants must be signatories of the IFCN’s Code of Principles.

Fact-checking organizations and consortiums looking to establish a presence or increase fact-checking capacity on WhatsApp Business can receive US$25,000. Verified signatories with existing operations on WhatsApp API can receive US$50,000. 

The deadline to submit proposals is May 13.