As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time for us to take a moment and reflect on the incredible journey CheckFirst has experienced over the past year. From groundbreaking conferences to the launch of exciting projects, 2023 has been — thanks to you all — a year of growth, collaboration and achievement. Let’s take a look back.
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Uniting Europe’s OSINT community to promote excellence in public-facing investigations, fostering collaboration, and enhancing the impact of open-source intelligence research across the region
In today’s world, disinformation is a pervasive threat to the integrity of our information ecosystem. At Check First, we are dedicated to empowering the fight against disinformation using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques such as HUMINT, SIGINT, and GEOINT.
CheckFirst is proud to announce that it has been awarded by the Mozilla Technology Fund to continue running CrossOver for a year in 7 more regions.
On 28 February 2023, EDMO BELUX and CrossOver jointly organised a webinar to present a study of the Belgian media landscape as aggregated by Google News, a popular tool presenting articles from publishing outlets. Watch the replay:
The last CrossOver study on the representation of the Xinjiang province in People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Google News has shown that the content produced by Chinese state-controlled sources has outnumbered top western media outlets.
You might have read some of our investigations, but why should you trust us? In an effort to be as transparent as possible on the way we work, we just published the review process Check First uses prior to any publication of our OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) investigations.
An analysis showing how Russian official narratives get pushed whenever “nazis” show up on the platform.
Check First uncovered the complex content moderation policies of the Odysee video platform and its underlying LBRY blockchain. Our analysis shows governments are few to ask for take-downs of illegal content.
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