- Verification Tool
Founded in 2011
Check is an online set of journalism tools that were developed to assist journalists in verifying information. Journalists are able to upload stories and events, and then Check employees work to verify (or authenticate) that information. The authenticated information can serve as a resource to journalists seeking out accurate information. The tool also includes reverse image search resources.
Verification Tool 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
- This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
- Method or technology
- Human implementation
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Check by Meedan
- Founder/primary contact
- Ed Bice
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. Check is associated with the Google News Initiative and Facebook Journalism Project.
Who is funding the tool?
Meedan; supporters and partners include Oxford Internet Institute, Sida, First Draft, ProPublica, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Google News Initiative
Are there external evaluations?