Founded in 2017
CrossCheck is a collaborative initiative through FirstDraft News that is focused on verification. It began prior to the French election, with newsrooms and tech companies working together to report on and identify misleading news leading up to the election.
CrossCheck is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- Fully operational
- Intended users
- General public, Journalists
- Tool focus
- Method or technology
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- First Draft
- Founder/primary contact
- Jenni Sargent
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by identifying, exploring, and correcting false information, giving people a resource for locating fact-based information.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Yes. This tool is supported by Google and Facebook.
Who is funding the tool?
Google News Initiative
Are there external evaluations?