Make sense of the global web.

We are designers, technologists and journalists building digital tools for collaboration on the global internet. We focus on news verification and social translation. With university and commercial partners we conduct research and explore new forms of digital storytelling.

Our Work


Verify breaking news online

Checkdesk is a flexible and powerful toolkit for collaboration around verifying user generated content. The Checkdesk project has worked to build online tools, support independent journalists, and develop media literacy training resources that aim to improve the investigative quality of citizen journalism and help limit the rapid spread of rumors and misinformation online.

Learn more, Github

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Translate the global web

Bridge helps communities translate, annotate, share, and source the most compelling global content on social media. Starting with a pilot with the National Geographic Society and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk project, the product aims to support a mixed competency group of translators with powerful tools like glossaries and translation memories.


Our Team

Meedan has offices in Cairo, Vancouver and San Francisco, with a distributed team across 13 cities, 6 time zones, and 3 continents.

Our Latest

We maintain two Medium channels, where we share the latest news about our verification and language initiatives. See our blog archive.

Our Supporters

Meedan is a hybrid nonprofit/for-profit organization. We share code, people, offices, and values across two companies. is a registered 501(c) 3 established in 2006 that works on non-commercial projects to support global journalism. Meedan Labs is a for-profit spun off in 2014 to develop software for collaborative social media translation.

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