“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.
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.
As a member of the Online Integrity Watch Group, Check First took part in the analysis of political advertising using its tool 22vlalapub
On 9 June, Check First presented the findings of its first investigation in the CrossOver Project to the EDMO BELUX community.
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.
Since the ban of Russia Today and Sputnik in the EU, the CrossOver project has been observing that CGTN Français, a Chinese State-run media, replaced the Russian fed content on Youtube when looking up the word “Russia”.
We, researchers and civil society experts on disinformation, foreign interference, election integrity and election integrity and digital regulation, we come together in the Digital Election Integrity Watch Group.
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.
Check First is launching 22vlalapub.fr, a tool for monitoring advertising around candidates, their parties, and campaign themes related to the
the French presidential election of 2022 on the platforms of Meta
Check First, along with 50 other fact-checking organizations, NGO or researchers, reject the proposition of a media exemption in the DSA.
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.Our story