May 27, 2020

Covering Coronavirus: An Online Course For Journalists

This online course gives journalists the practical tools, techniques and advice they need to tackle the infodemic and produce credible coverage on the coronavirus. Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Hindi.


April 28, 2020

Too much information: a public guide

Designed for the public, ‘Too much information: A guide to navigating the infodemic’ will help everyone have better informed conversations with family and friends about the pandemic.


November 20, 2019

Live Simulations

High intensity events preparing newsrooms from online threats


October 24, 2019

CrossCheck UK

First Draft has set up a dedicated workspace for CrossCheck in the UK, providing alerts, facilitating collaborative reporting and investigating suspicious online content and behaviour that may cause harm.


September 12, 2019

CrossCheck: Together, Now.

A global network connecting journalists, academics and technologists in response to the evolving challenges of information disorder.


July 26, 2019


Verificado.UY is an independent coalition collaboratively tackling disinformation in the context of Uruguayan 2019 presidential elections in October 2019.


June 26, 2019

Standards Sessions

First Draft's Standards Sessions provide a space where senior journalists and editors can freely discuss ideas about how newsrooms should handle pressing ethics issues surrounding reporting in an age of disinformation.


May 31, 2019

CrossCheck Europe

CrossCheck Europe’s purpose is to bring together newsrooms, academics and civil society to detect and investigate stories that are gaining prominence across the continent. It is a cross-border response to a cross-border problem.


May 23, 2019

CrossCheck Australia

Political misinformation is a key concern of Australian voters, who head to the polls on May 18th. CrossCheck Australia is monitoring the Australian federal election by investigating disputed online content during the election and beyond.


May 23, 2019


Comprobado brings together 16 newsrooms in Spain to collaborate on investigations into disputed information circulating online. Launched in advance of the 2019 general election, the network are continuing to investigate online content and publish their collaborative reports.


November 30, 2018

CrossCheck Nigeria

CrossCheck Nigeria builds on learnings from previous First Draft collaborative initiatives, including Comprova in Brazil and the award-winning CrossCheck in France, applying the same standards and processes to publish a report.


June 27, 2018


Comprova brought together journalists from 24 different Brazilian media companies to identify and explain rumors, fabricated content and manipulation tactics that might have influenced the 2018 elections.

Polling station for the 2012 London mayoral elections.

June 08, 2017

UK Election Watch

UK Election Watch was a collaboration between First Draft and the fact-checking agency Full Fact and brought together verification and fact-checking specialists to clarify and debunk news surrounding the June 8th snap election in the UK.


April 12, 2017

Field Guide to "Fake News"

The guide looks at how digital methods, data, tools, techniques and research approaches can be utilised in the service of increasing public understanding of the politics, production, circulation and responses to fake news online.


February 27, 2017

CrossCheck France

CrossCheck was a collaborative verification project that brought together 37 newsroom and technology partners to fact-check false, misleading and confusing claims circulating online for French Presidential election in 2017.