Verification Tool

Verification Tool

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?

None found

Search for tools that fight disinformation by name, type, or keyword:

examples: Hamilton 2.0, bot detection, fact-checking