The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is a unit of the Poynter Institute from St. Petersburg, Florida, an internationally renowned journalism school. IFCN was launched in September 2015 to support the many worldwide fact-checking initiatives, encourage best practices and exchanges. To date, there are 78 IFCN signatories. In order to become an IFCN member, a fact-checking organization must abide by the following Commitments:
• Non-partisanship and fairness
• Transparency of sources
• Transparency of funding & organization
• Transparency of methodology
• Open & honest correction policy
ExactNB.ca has been built and is operating in accordance with the IFCN norms and standards and plans to apply for IFCN recognition as soon as possible.