First Draft Verification Curriculum

First Draft Verification Curriculum

First Draft Verification Curriculum

Founded in 2015

First Draft's web-based "verification curriculum" is designed to teach users (there are versions for both journalists and for the general public) how to verify the accuracy and credibility of different types of media.

First Draft Verification Curriculum 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
Tool focus
This tool is process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Online course or game
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
First Draft
Founder/primary contact
Dr. Claire Wardle

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of more-media-literate information consumers and savvy journalists who are able to identify and avoid information sources that lack credibility or accuracy.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

Yes. First Draft receives support from Google News Lab, Facebook, and Twitter.

Who is funding the tool?

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google News Initiative, Facebook Journalism Project, Twitter

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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