Dec. 31 2021
TFC published 663 fact-checks in 2021
Premiere of documentary "A Thousand Cuts", the story of the Fillipino journalist Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel peace prize laureate
Taiwan FactCheck Education Foundation host a screeniing road show in 20 schools and universities across Taiwan.
Nov. 6 2021
Medical News Award
The series “Debunking medical imposter hoax” received an honorable mention of the Medical News Award 2021.
Nov. 4 2021
Taiwan media literacy program kickoff
A three-year collaborate projects with domestic civil groups and academics, powered by Google.org. The project aims at empowering the public to tell fact from fiction, particularly targeting digitally disadvantaged people.
Oct. 27 2021
TFC's Verification Toolkit won Tseng Shupa (曾虛白) Journalism Award in the Media Literacy
The podcast co-produced by TFC and Mirror Voice also made it to the final shortlist for the media literacy category
Oct. 26 2021
The Rumour Catcher, tne AI filter tool powered by the Institute for Information Industry won R&D 100 Awards in 2021
Sep. 29 2021
The final of GNI University Verification Challemge goes live at Google Trusted Media Summit
Sep. 25 2021
The first-ever University verification challenge in the Chinese-speaking region
More than 35 teams, 100 students participated the Google News Initiative campaign aiming at bringing awareness of misinformation
Sep. 16 2021
Tackling Misinformation: In-depth fact-checking workshop for media professionals
More than 140 attendees, including fact-checkers and journalists from Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Southern China joined the event.
Aug. 27. 2021
TFC is in Facebook's Accelerator Project, amomg 14 fact-checkers accross the globe
Aug. 3. 2021
Online workshop co-hosted by TFC and the Foundation for Excellent Jornalism Award
GNI online workshops towards university students
Apr. 22. 2021
Hause warming party!
Internship program sponsored by Rotary club of Taipei North
Mar. 9. 2021
TFC's 3rd renewal of IFCN Code of Principles signatory
TFC was first approved in 2018 and has successfully renewd its verification every year thereafter.
TFC transforms into an independent foundation
TFC has published 511 fact-checks in 2020.
Launch of the new website
Launch of the LINE ChatBot
The ChatBot allows TFC to quickly respond users' inquiries as well as collect viral online rumors
Lessons of Taiwan
TFC shares its experience at at Google Trusted Media Summit about how Taiwan civil society and fact-checking projects combat COVID-19 misinformation
The verification expert Eoghan Sweeney delivers the virtual Fact-checking workshop remotely from Berlin due to the pandemic. The event ponsored by Google News Initiative aims at professional journalists and editors.
Aug.- Oct. 2020
TFC teams up with Taipei Computer Association (TCA) to host five fact-checking workshops for media profession
Aug.- Dec. 2020
Fact-checking in universities
TFC partners with the National Association for the Promotion of Community Universities, the association for Quality Journalism, and Google had executed a media literacy teaching plan that introduced incorporation teaching methods in 33 community colleges.
Aug. 26 2020
The fifth rating is added to the list: Unproven
Launch of Rumor Catcher
The AI tool which is developed by Taiwan Institute for Information Industry (III) and TFC, allows fact-checkers to identify the most viral and harmful online claims and stop the spread effectively.
Launch of Verification Toolkit
The verification toolkit contains tools and resource to facilitate verification for beginners.
Winner of the Best Correction
TFC's fact-check wins the Best Correction Award at 2020 Global Fact 7. TFC quickly debunked a claim that shows someone was rigging the voting system on election day. The Fact-check clamed tensions over potential election interference.
TFC's Editor in Chief, Summer Chen shares how TFC has fought against COVID-19 misinformation at Global Fact 7.
TFC is awarded $ 50,000 grant by IFCN and Facebook to fight COVID-19 misinformation using multimedia.
Launch of Podcast program
A collaborative project with Mirror Voice produces fact-checking podcasts
A call for CoronaVirusFacts Alliance
TFC alerts the associate director of IFCN, Cristina Tardáguila, of the threat on the day of Wuhan lockdown, contributed to the formation of CoronaVirusFacts Alliance
The Foundation for Excellent Journalism Award, the Association for Quality Journalism, the Taiwan Media Watch Foundation and TFC jointly publish a watcher report on how TV broadcasters live stream presidential election result.
Dec. 31 2019
243 fact-checks habe been published since July 2018
Dec. 29 2019
Fact-checking presidential debate in real time
The real-time fact-check of debate published by TFC receives much attention from the public and was widely cited by Taiwan media.
TFC and IFCN co-host a fact-checking workshop in Taiwan. IFCN director, Baybars Örsek, and associate director, Cristina Tardáguila, fly to Taiwan as workshop trainers.
TFC's 2nd renewal of IFCN Code of Principles signatory
Oct. 5 2019
First Forum on Fact-Checking in Asia 2019
TFC hosts the first Forum on Fact-Checking in Asia. Fact-checkers and academics from five Asian countries take part in this grant gathering and have enthusiastic discussions.
Jun. 19 2019
The third-party partner of Facebook
Facebook announces that TFC would be its first fact-checking partner in Taiwan, the 54th worldwide.
TFC partners with Google to host a workshop "Tackling Misinformation". The trainer is the renowned investigation specialist, Eoghan Sweeney.
Fact-checking for everyone
TFC's first workshop for the puclic is hosted in Taiwan and at least three workshops are organized across Taiwan everyyear thereafter.
Fact-checks on TV
TFC aligns with Chinese Television System to launch fact-checking program, Fake Buster.
Mar. 28 2019
Partnership with LINE
LINE announces a new fact-checking program teamed up with TFC, Cofacts, Rum Toast and MyGoPen. The program is due to launch on July 22.
Under the collaboration with Yahoo, TFC's fact-checks and article are now available on Yahoo.
Jan. 2 2019
Fact-Checks to "read" with ears
TFC partners up with the National Education Radio to release a new radio fact-checking program.
Dec. 1 2018
Introduction of the first book about fake news to Taiwan
The Association for Quality Journalism publishes the Chinese version of the book 'A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders' written by First Draft. It is the first book about fake news in Taiwan.
Nov. 1 2018
First IFCN Code of Principles signatory in Taiwan
TFC's submission is approved by Internation Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and became the first IFCN-certified fact-checker in Taiwan and East Asia.
Sep. 15 2018
A fact-check in the spotlight
TFC debunks a rival rumor claiming that China's Consulate-General evacuated Taiwan tourlists trapped in flooded Kansai Airport. The fact-check receives a lot of public attention and the incident showed the public that false misinformation can lead to real harm.
Aug. 25 2018
TFC has its first training camp to recruit volunteers and freelance fact-checker.
Jul. 31 2018
Launch of the website
TFC publishes its debut fact-check on the website and started to receive reports on suspicious content from the public.
Apr. 19 2018
Birth of the Taiwan FactCheck Center
The Association for Quality Journalism and the Taiwan Media Watch Foundation announce to jointly found Taiwan FactCheck Center.