Meedan is pleased to announce the release of its annual report for 2022. The report provides an analysis of our achievements, impact, and initiatives over the past year, highlighting our commitment to strengthen global journalism, digital literacy, and accessibility of information.
In 2022 we advanced our vision of an internet where communities can effectively create and share the context needed to promote civic, public, and individual health and safety. This report showcases the dedication and hard work of our team, partners, and stakeholders who have collectively contributed to our success.
Key highlights of the report include:
- In a strategic move to enhance our impact, Meedan merged its approach to programming, resulting in the launch of Meedan Community Impact Programs. We're expanding our network of partner organizations in over 50 countries to combat the surge of misinformation and harmful content online. Our focus spans three key verticals: Elections, Crisis Responses, and Engaging Safe and Inclusive Online Ecosystems.
- Meedan's Check continues to be at the forefront of empowering fact-checking initiatives worldwide. Our cutting-edge technology enables over 45 fact-checking organizations to establish misinformation tiplines on end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp.
- Our research continues to focus on increasing equitable access to quality information. We serve as a bridge between practitioners, community organizations, and academic researchers.
"We are thrilled to share our Annual Report, which reflects the collective efforts of our team and partners in tackling the challenge of information integrity in today's complex digital landscape." – Ed Bice, CEO
The annual report reflects Meedan’s ongoing dedication to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement. It serves as a testament to the unwavering support of our funders, partners, and stakeholders who have made these achievements possible.
Learn more about our impact and initiatives, view the full Meedan Annual Report 2022 here.
- Online conversations are heavily influenced by news coverage, like the 2022 Supreme Court decision on abortion. The relationship is less clear between big breaking news and specific increases in online misinformation.
- The tweets analyzed were a random sample qualitatively coded as “misinformation” or “not misinformation” by two qualitative coders trained in public health and internet studies.
- This method used Twitter’s historical search API
- The peak was a significant outlier compared to days before it using Grubbs' test for outliers for Chemical Abortion (p<0.2 for the decision; p<0.003 for the leak) and Herbal Abortion (p<0.001 for the decision and leak).
- All our searches were case insensitive and could match substrings; so, “revers” matches “reverse”, “reversal”, etc.