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.

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Resources

Mozilla commissions CheckFirst to conduct a stress test of Ad Repositories

We’re proud to publish today together with the Mozilla Foundation the first comprehensive report on the state of ad libraries which have emerged or been strengthened by requirements under the European Digital Services Act.

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.

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.

About us

Check First is a leading Finnish software and methodologies company, spearheading adversarial research techniques. We believe that everyone should be able to understand how and why content is presented to them. We advocate for online clarity and accountability, building solutions to attain this goal. Partnering with leading institutions, regulators, NGOs and educators, we aim at curbing the spread of disinformation and foreign influence manipulations.

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