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

Operation Overload: how pro-Russian actors flood newsrooms with fake content and seek to divert their efforts

“Please Check”. More than 800 organisations, among which many media outlets have been flooded with emails and social media mentions urging them to verify dubious claims undermining Ukraine, France and Germany for the most part. The issue is that these solicitations are part of a massive pro-Russian operation, still ongoing at the time of writing.

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.

Who is ODIL?

Who is ODIL?

ODIL, the platform of Francophone initiatives tackling disinformation, brings together anti-disinformation initiatives in the Francophone area.

CLARIN Hackathon on COVID-19 Related Disinformation

CLARIN Hackathon on COVID-19 Related Disinformation

In the autumn of 2020, CLARIN organises a virtual hackathon on the detection of disinformation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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