Can we verify this? Fact-checking on health, technology and economics at

Grantee: Foundation Center for Civic Control OKO / Grant: €79,985.04
  • Priority Area Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe
  • Funding Round / Action Types 5th Funding Round – Scale-up Projects
  • Year 2023, 2024
  • Country Poland
  • Project Status Ongoing, a modern, independent Polish medium (at the top of Polish online media according to Reuters’), provides a wide audience with reliable journalistic content without a paywall, ads and sponsored content. Since 2016, it has been working for democracy, the rule of law and the public interest by providing high-quality content in fact-checking, debunking and investigative journalism formats.

The 12-month project “Can we verify this? Fact-checking on health, technology and economics at” is aimed at boosting the number of fact-checking on topics that happen to be, apart from politics, regularly the subject of misinformation practises, i.e., health, technology and economics. Its goals are also to raise awareness among the general audience and contribute to the popularisation of fact-checking formats.

Additionally, it is also aimed at diversifying journalistic materials on these topics available in Poland, which now are restricted to explainers and general articles on these issues. The materials will be published in both text and video formats on’ weekly edition.

By focusing on these topics and testing this new combination of theme and format, wants to answer the already existing need among the core audience of the outlet and widen its audience and address the needs of the users who are not yet readers of, thus strengthening the outlet in the longer perspective.

Updated on 04 october 2023

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