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

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.

Are YouTube Algorithms Addicted to State-Controlled Media?

Are YouTube Algorithms Addicted to State-Controlled Media?

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”.

Check First to join the “Groupe de veille numérique à l’intégrité électorale” for the French presidential election of 2022

Check First to join the “Groupe de veille numérique à l’intégrité électorale” for the French presidential election of 2022

We, researchers and civil society experts on disinformation, foreign interference, election integrity and digital regulation, we come together in the Digital Election Integrity Watch Group.

Check First to join the EFCSN working commitee

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.

22vla la pub: a new tool to monitor political advertising on social media

22vla la pub: a new tool to monitor political advertising on social media

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

“Don’t open the door to disinformation”: reject the media exemption in the DSA

“Don’t open the door to disinformation”: reject the media exemption in the DSA

Check First, along with 50 other fact-checking organizations, NGO or researchers, reject the proposition of a media exemption in the DSA.

Introduction to the CrossOver project

Introduction to the CrossOver project

Crossover is a European project to monitor, analyse and combat algorithmic disinformation.

ODIL, le podcast

ODIL, le podcast

ODIL, the podcast, is a series of interviews with actors in the fight against disinformation in the Francophonie.

The FACT bluepaper

The FACT bluepaper

the FACT network, a new blockchain with a token-based incentive mechanism for a decentralised global information verification system and database network. The FACT network aims to solve various challenges the information industry faces today.

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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