Sophie Nicholson

Deputy Head of Social Networks and Fact-checking

Sophie Nicholson is deputy head of social networks and fact-checking at AFP’s headquarters in Paris. She took part in the CrossCheck collaborative journalism project around the 2017 French presidential election and now oversees a worldwide network of journalists focused on fact-checking. Sophie previously worked as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, and has reported from more than 15 countries. She started her career in radio and television at the BBC in London.


Elections, misinformation, fact-checking and verification… with CrowdTangle

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

FACEBOOK JOURNALISM PROJECT: Journalists around the world use CrowdTangle, a free social listening tool, to monitor misinformation and disinformation spreading on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. In this session you’ll see how expert fact-checkers track false news and learn about the accounts which spread it.