Welcome to Faktabaari

    Faktabaari is an awarded Finnish factchecking service bringing accuracy especially to the public election debates. Faktabaari is a non-partisan journalistic service using social media for collecting and distributing factual information with crowds. Faktabaari serves ”for more fact-based public debate” with pedagogical factchecks and blogs on information disorders at our cybersecure publishing platform. Faktabaari comes from the Finnish words for fact (fakta) and bar (baari). For updates in English - follow @FactBar.

    Faktabaari won the award for the Best Journalism Act in the 2014 Finnish Bonnier journalism awards organized in March 2015. The European Public Communication Award 2014 was attributed to Faktabaari at the EuroPCom 2014 Conference in Brussels. 2018 it was awarded the Chydenius openness medal for its international transparency work.

    Faktabaari has since 2014 contributed to fact-based election debates - since 2018 as part of European network and since 2015 within global IFCN network and later First Draft networks.  Faktabaari international branch FactBar is linked especially to the European co-operation connecting fact-checking and media literacy stakeholders within FactBar EDU development project.