Meedan

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About
Meedan

Meedan is Arabic for “town square”

Meedan is a multi award-winning non-profit that focuses on improving the quality and equity of online information. We build software and design human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs and academic institutions.

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Our projects and products support open-source investigations, digital media verification, media literacy training and long-term research into indicators of information quality.

Ed Bice
Photo: Steven Snow for CredCon

We are a group of technologists, journalists, researchers and designers. We collaborate on building solutions to complex and uncharted global challenges on the web.

Our work includes

At our core, we do five things: technology development, partner collaboration, educational and professional training, data gathering and analysis and rigorous research.

Pierre and Nat

Pierre and Nat

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Technology
development
We build software that helps with fact-checking, structuring open-source investigations and research into information quality
02
Partner
collaborations
We work with newsrooms on everything from data-driven investigations to breaking news. We often facilitate editorial and workflow collaboration between our partners to scale impact
03
Educational and
professional training
We support internships and bootcamps on digital verification, social media gathering and misinformation analysis.
04
Data gathering
and analysis
We build software that helps with fact-checking, structuring open-source investigations and research into information quality
05
Rigorous
research
We publish academic articles on the impacts and indicators of information disorder, including investigations into signals of information quality, as well as studies on the outcomes of content moderation and digital health equity practices on communities.

Kat Lo

Notes

Ed, Pierre and Nat

Town Square

Meedan is Arabic for “town square,” a gathering place that fosters connection, dialogue and understanding. We envision global information systems that are reliable, safe and equitable for all.

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The Meedan team develops some new ideas at CredCon, hosted by the Credibility Coalition (an initiative led by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers). Photo by Steven Snow.
▲ The Meedan team develops some new ideas at CredCon, hosted by the Credibility Coalition (an initiative led by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers). Photo by Steven Snow.

Our team of coders, designers, researchers and journalists is keen to collaborate with deep thinkers and boundary pushers from around the world.

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