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November 18, 2017

How one team debunked misinformation around Japan’s lower-house election

Lessons learned from one of the first collaborative verification projects in Japan


November 16, 2017

Research on CrossCheck journalists and readers suggests positive impact for project

In-depth interviews and surveys found that the collaboration was credible, and taught verification skills


November 09, 2017

Mapping the Dead in Ethiopia

WITNESS writes about a project that uses eyewitness media to document Oromo protestors killed in Ethiopia


A project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, First Draft News is an open-access site that provides practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web.