Establishment of a New Fact-checking Organization: Japan Fact-check Center

On October 1, 2022, a new fact-checking organization, the Japan Fact-check Center (JFC), was established, and Professor Maiko Ichihara was appointed as a member of its steering committee. JFC is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of maintaining and improving the integrity of the Internet communication space, which has become an important foundation of democracy. The Center’s mission is to focus on questionable information on the Internet, to verify its authenticity based on evidence, and to promote media literacy in the digital age.