Resources

Check First produces a variety of content, from articles to webinars and training. Below is a repository of our public resources, created during the execution of our various projects.

Resources

Mastodon, the rise of the Fediverse

Mastodon, Fediverse, do you already feel lost just by using those 2 words which aren’t quite as new as you’d think? … Flashback

The Francophonie chooses CheckFirst again to run ODIL

The Francophonie chooses CheckFirst again to run ODIL

CheckFirst is proud to have been chosen again to help run ODIL, the platform for French speaking initiatives fighting disinformation

CheckFirst to join COM-PRESS project

CheckFirst to join COM-PRESS project

COM-PRESS aims at combating disinformation by equipping journalists with new image manipulation insights and detection methods.

Disinformation on Donbas is only a Google autocomplete away

Disinformation on Donbas is only a Google autocomplete away

An investigation to demonstrate how French speaking Belgians were hinted at searching for dubious sources when looking up the word “Donbass” in the Google search bar.

Replay: 22vlalapub, an analysis of political advertising on Meta, Google and Snapchat during French presidential election

Replay: 22vlalapub, an analysis of political advertising on Meta, Google and Snapchat during French presidential election

We had the pleasure to disclose our findings on 1 September. Watch the replay!

2 years of CheckFirst

2 years of CheckFirst

“We should work together for good and found a company!”. The exclamation came in between three people who hadn’t met in real life yet, but had spent countless hours fighting disinformation about COVID together during the first wave of the global pandemic.

22vlalapub: an analysis of political advertising on Meta, Google and Snapchat during French presidential election

22vlalapub: an analysis of political advertising on Meta, Google and Snapchat during French presidential election

During 4 months, Check First monitored political advertising using its tool 22vlalapub.fr. Using those data, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of the political advertising landscape on social media platforms during the 2022 French presidential elections.

The French information ecosystem put to test – a report on 2022 French Elections by the Online Election Integrity Watch Group

The French information ecosystem put to test – a report on 2022 French Elections by the Online Election Integrity Watch Group

As a member of the Online Integrity Watch Group, Check First took part in the analysis of political advertising using its tool 22vlalapub

Webinar: An analysis of recommendation algorithms on YouTube against disinformation

Webinar: An analysis of recommendation algorithms on YouTube against disinformation

On 9 June, Check First presented the findings of its first investigation in the CrossOver Project to the EDMO BELUX community.

EFCSN’s  open consultation report summarises opinions on the future European  Code of Standards for Fact-Checking and Open Source Investigation

EFCSN’s open consultation report summarises opinions on the future European Code of Standards for Fact-Checking and Open Source Investigation

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN) is publishing a report summarising the results of surveys and interviews carried out in recent months about the future European Code of Standards for Fact-Checking and Open Source Investigation Operations.

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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