"First Draft – a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government – uses research-based methods to fight mis- and disinformation online. Additionally, it provides practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web."

Founding members of First Draft include Bellingcat, Dig Deeper Media, Emergent, Storyful, Reportedly, Meedan, Verification Junkie, Eyewitness Media Hub and Google News Lab.


Grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell