A global collaboration project between fact-checking organizations is working to disprove rumours and combat disinformation about the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic.
Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, the #CoronaVirusFacts / #DatosCoronaVirus Alliance unites more than 100 fact-checkers around the world in publishing, sharing and translating facts surrounding the new coronavirus. The Alliance was launched in January when the spread of the virus was restricted to China but already causing rampant misinformation globally. The World Health Organization now classifies this issue as an infodemic — and the Alliance is on the front lines in the fight against it.
As of Feb. 27, 91 fact-checking organizations from 40 countries have joined the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance (the Spanish name is DataCoronaVirus).