Check First to join the EFCSN working commitee

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network Project is an effort to bring together fact-checking and open-source intelligence (OSINT) organisations to discuss and define the standards of independence, transparency and methodological and journalistic quality that must guide our efforts to combat disinformation.

This discussion will be translated into a Code of Professional Integrity for European fact-checkers and OSINT organisations. By being representative of both the independent European fact-checkers and OSINT working on disinformation campaigns, the Code will have the full legitimacy that it needs to be recognised and implemented.As a community, we will then appoint a Governance Body to evaluate compliance with the code and help organisations uphold its standards.

How does it work ?

A Wide Group consisting of European fact-checking and OSINT organisations will be at the heart of this project, amending and approving each step of the process, from the Code to its Governance, in order to lend legitimacy to the results.

The Working Committee has been appointed to give advice and support the Consortium, approve of the mechanisms to moderate the open consultation, received its results as well as those of the previous research, and finally take part in the debating, discussing and drafting of the articles of the Code.

Check First has been selected among the Wide group and including fact-checkers from every region of Europe as well as representatives of OSINT organisations.

From June to August 2022, the Wide Group will amend and approve the final Code of Professional Integrity for European fact-checkers and OSINT organisations.

About us

We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.

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