Bots and algorithms take care of the most repetitive tasks, helping journalists focus on high-level editorial work.
Since October 2019, Meedan has run a global fact-checking project using the WhatsApp Business API in 5 countries and 4 languages. The groundbreaking study is based on nearly 5,700 fact-checks across India, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria and was made possible with support from WhatsApp and Facebook.
During the 2016 presidential election in the United States, Check supported Electionland, a national reporting effort covering voting problems during the 2016 election. A coalition of organizations – including ProPublica, Google News Lab, the USA TODAY NETWORK, Univision News, First Draft, WNYC, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York – worked together to track the voter experience across the country in real time.
Journalists, academics and fact-checkers use Check for collaborative reporting on elections. We help these users verify incoming content in real-time.
Check allows members of the public to send content from social media and other online spaces to journalists working on investigative projects.
Check allows teams to translate content to and from multiple languages, accommodating both native scripts and common romanizations like Arabizi. The Check interface is localized in multiple languages, including Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic.
Partnering with some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, Check facilitates rigorous research into the nature and evolution of misinformation.
Are you a programmer interested in verification or fact-checking? Check is built in React and Rails, has 100% test coverage and a 4.0 GPA on Code Climate. It is open source on GitHub.
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