History

2021

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.

Feb. 2021

TFC transforms into an independent foundation

2020

Dec. 2020

TFC has published 511 fact-checks in 2020.

Launch of the new website

Oct. 2020

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

Sep. 2020

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

Aug. 2020

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.

Jul. 2020

Launch of Verification Toolkit

The verification toolkit contains tools and resource to facilitate verification for beginners.

Jun. 2020

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.

Apr. 2020

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

Jan. 2020

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.

2019

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.

Dec. 2019

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.

The associate director of IFCN, Cristina Tardáguila

Nov. 2019

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.

The founder and the editor in chief of BuzzFeed Japan, Daisuke Furuta

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.

May 2019

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.

Feb. 2019

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.

2018

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.