Faktisk is a collaborative fact-checking project between VG, Dagbladet, NRK and TV 2
In December 2016, a small team of journalists, developers and designers from the two organisations started working on the project, called Faktisk. Two more organisations came on board this spring – NRK, Norway’s public broadcaster, and TV 2, the largest commercial television broadcaster in the country.
Faktisk, which launched officially in July, has been set up as an editorially independent, non-profit organisation that fact-checks claims made in public debates and on social media. Its team of eight, led by editor-in-chief Kristoffer Egeberg, come from its four founding media companies, although anyone can apply to join.
Fact-checks are published on Faktisk’s website, as well as through Facebook, Twitter and the Norwegian national news agency NTB, which enables newspapers to re-use them by embedding them on their own websites.
“Faktisk is run as an open-source software that allows unlimited access for reuse and distribution of its structure and its content.”