VERIFICADO2018

"Verificado2018 — a collaborative reporting effort that sees journalists from across Mexico working together to fact-check, verify, and debunk claims and content for historic elections on July 1, 2018.

With support from Google News Lab and Facebook, #Verificado2018 builds on previous collaborative reporting initiatives such as Electionland (USA) and CrossCheck (France). #Verificado2018 combines the two approaches — with journalists fact checking and debunking content and claims in the run up to the elections, and a large scale election day effort to cover the electoral process in real-time."

FUNDING

Facebook, Google News Lab

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

THE VERIFICATION HANDBOOK (EJC)

European Journalism Centre

“Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.”

FUNDING

European Journalism Centre

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

DFRLab

“The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.

We continually track global disinformation campaigns, fake news stories, covert military developments, and subversive attempts against democracy while teaching the public skills to identify and expose attempts to pollute the information space.”

FUNDING

Atlantic Council

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

INDONESIAN CYBER MEDIA ASSOCIATION (AMSI)

“More than 100 media representatives gathered on Tuesday (18/04) to announce the establishment of the Indonesian Cyber Media Association, or AMSI, whose primary mission is to verify tens of thousands of online news outlets, fight hoax, promote accurate journalism and make sure that journalists adhere to the code of professional ethics.”

FUNDING

Funding Unknown

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

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STOP FAKE

“Initially the goal of the project was to verify and refute disinformation and propaganda about events in Ukraine being circulated in the media. Eventually the project grew into an information hub where we examine and analyze all aspects of Kremlin propaganda. We not only look at how propaganda influences Ukraine, we also try to investigate how propaganda impacts on other countries and regions, from Syria and Turkey to the European Union and countries which once made up the Soviet Union.”

FUNDING

Crowdfunding, reader contributions. Also supported by the international Renaissance Foundation, the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, the British Embassy in Ukraine and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

FIRST DRAFT (SHORENSTEIN CENTER)

"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.

FUNDING

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

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

WIKITRIBUNE

“Wikitribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together.

We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events. And that stories can be easily verified and improved.”

FUNDING

Crowd Funded

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media

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THE TRUST PROJECT

“The Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness.

The project crafts tangible digital strategies to fulfill journalism’s basic pledge: to serve society with a truthful, intelligent and comprehensive account of ideas and events. We take advantage of our location at the heart of Silicon Valley to imagine technology that can bake the evidence of trustworthy reporting — accuracy, transparency and inclusion –plainly into news practices, tools and platforms.”

FUNDING

The Trust Project’s founding funder was Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, as part of craigconnects’ Trustworthy Journalism Initiative. Google is contributing financial support to the Trust Project. The project is also supported by the Markkula Foundation.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

CREDIBILITY COALITION

"A diverse, interdisciplinary community committed to improving our information ecosystems and media literacy through transparent and collaborative exploration.

The proliferation of misinformation in online news and its amplification by automated feeds and social media are a growing concern.

Many solutions are being attempted, but the misinformation problem is so large that any single effort can only provide partial alleviation. Tackling it successfully will require a holistic approach, with reputation systems, fact-checking, media literacy, revenue models, and public feedback all helping to address the health of the information ecosystem."

FUNDING

Google News Initiative, Facebook Journalism Project, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Knight Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation, Democracy Fund, Misinfocon, Mozilla & Shuttleworth

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media

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FAKTISK

A collaboration between Norwegian news organisations Dagbladet, VG, TV2 and the country’s public broadcaster NRK to focus on Fact Checking.

FUNDING

Fritt Ord foundation and as a co-ownership between Schibsted/ Tinius Trust, Dagbladet and NRK.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

INTERNATIONAL FACT CHECKING NETWORK

“The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is a forum for fact-checkers worldwide hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. These organizations fact-check statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.”

FUNDING

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations and the Park Foundation.

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media