Support the new RMIT FactLab

You can help RMIT FactLab fight fake news and misinformation by supporting accurate reporting on the big issues facing our communities and the world.

RMIT FactLab is Australia’s first research centre dedicated to fact-checking, fighting misinformation online and monitoring the impact new technologies have on digital news. Some of the biggest issues of our time - COVID-19, climate change, bushfires, the economic recession - are steeped in inaccurate and malicious information, and RMIT FactLab is here to set the record straight as a beacon of truth and trusted information.

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RMIT FactLab is an independent not-for-profit fact-checking, research and training centre - your support will ensure RMIT FactLab remains agenda-free and a source of truth and journalistic integrity.

Combining the highest quality journalism with academic excellence to teach and raise awareness around the damaging impact of fake news, RMIT FactLab also aims to build tools and strategies to combat the viral spread of misinformation via social media.

Established by members of RMIT ABC Fact Check, RMIT FactLab is also a collaboration with global fact checking and data authorities including the International Fact-Checking Network, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society and the RMIT Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics. FactLab is also in partnership with Facebook to deliver real-time fact-checking of misinformation posted by its users.

Your donation to RMIT FactLab will help fight the spread of fake news and misinformation. Every donation will ensure RMIT FactLab has the researchers and resources it needs to drive journalistic integrity in the Asia Pacific region, train up and coming journalists in fact-checking, and investigate the impact new technologies have on digital news.

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