Profile: Dissecting Fake News

Poynter is the home of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).  Guiding this effort is Alexios Mantzarlis.  Alexios has helped draft the fact-checkers code of principles, shepherded a partnership between third-party fact-checkers and Facebook, and has testified internationally on the “Fake News” phenomenon.

He was recently invited by the European Commission to serve on a high-level group examining “Fake News.”  He is advising the commission as they grasp the international dimension, define roles and responsibilities, and formulate recommendations.  From their office in the Innovation District, Alexios and his team are developing solutions to one of the greatest issues facing democracies around the world.