#StickToTheFacts: Fighting fake news by supporting quality journalism
High quality journalism faces a major challenge in these times where fake news and disinformation are all around us. That's why we launched the campaign #StickToTheFacts, where we highlight the importance of sticking to the facts and searching for reliable information. Journalists are our guideline in this. They make sure news is truthful, honest and independent.
We believe that everyone should have access to independent, reliable information. As Free Press Unlimited, we stimulate qualitative investigative journalism worldwide in order to increase access to reliable information and to counteract fake news and misinformation. Our #StickToTheFacts campaign serves exactly that purpose: to fight fake news by promoting independent, qualitative journalism, and thereby the facts. In this campaign we share tips, interviews and stories related to dis- and misinformation on our social media through our stick to the facts post its.
The Post-it Wall
The Free Press Unlimited team has sure seen its share of fake news and disinformation. Therefore they share their experience and tips during the campaign. On the Post-it Wall you find their #StickToTheFact messages! Like the one from Jos Bartman, Research Coordinator for our project A Safer World For The Truth.
"Diversify your sources"
“It is not always plain to see whether something is fake news. Sometimes it can be partially true, but news can also be misinterpreted, manipulated or misleading, because certain things are left out or used in various strategic ways. To be able to recognise this, it is useful to diversify your sources."
For the complete Post-it Wall go to our campaign page.
You can't fact check disinformation away. What can you do?
Factual news sometimes threatens to drown in the amount of fake news that circulates. How do we arm ourselves against this? For #StickToTheFacts, Free Press Unlimited's Evelien Wijkstra shares her view on how to tackle disinformation. “We have to keep emphasizing: there is quality information, we have facts and a shared reality.” Read the interview here.
Do you support the facts with us? Request our #StickToTheFacts post-it note pack and spread the importance of factual news! Send an email with your address to email@example.com.
Keep an eye on the campaign page for updates, or follow our social media channels!