Welcome to our verification curriculum. Here, you can learn how to verify eyewitness media, fabricated websites, visual memes, and manipulated videos. You can take either our five-unit course, designed primarily for journalists, or our one-hour abridged version, designed for the general public. Both courses are designed so that you can take the course from start to finish or excerpt elements to integrate into classrooms and courses, with clear credit to First Draft and Dr. Claire Wardle.

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Take a one-hour, quick-start verification course that is open to the public

Take a five-unit verification course designed for working journalists, student journalists and people who use verification for their work in human rights.


First Draft provide resources in numerous languages: