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Journalism, storytelling, and other forms of interactive media are critical to civic engagement in democracies. Here we track those media and journalism tech projects that directly relate to citizens working to shift power in society.

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Annir Initiative

Annir is a non-partisan digital initiative specialized in raising awareness about Media & Information Literacy and Digital Safety.

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders explores the use of digital methods to study false viral news, political memes, trolling practices and their social life online.

The Citizen Browser Project

The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how the world’s most powerful institutions use technology to reshape society, today announced the development of The Citizen Browser Project—an initiative designed to measure how disinformation travels across social media platforms over time.

Projeto Credibilidade

The Trust Project develops transparency standards that help people assess the quality and credibility of journalism.


The ICFJ Knight Fellowship programme in Nigeria is working with influencers and media partners to combat misinformation and fake news in the Nigerian digital media space.


SiBerkreasi is a national movement to overcome the biggest potential threats that are being faced by Indonesia, namely the spread of negative content through the internet such as hoaxes, cyberbullying and online radicalism.

Doble Check

Doble Check

University of Costa Rica

Doble Check is a public discourse auditing project financed by the University of Costa Rica and which operates as a project affiliated with Radio Stations UCR.

Countering Misinformation about Armenia

Monitoring of the selected talk shows, newspapers, electronic periodicals of both Russian and Armenian mass media to examine the media coverage, the possible labelling and targeted information conveyed to wide audiences in the result of the activity of Russian and Armenian news and information periodicals, TV talk shows and websites.

The Pledge for Election Integrity

"Pledge signed by political parties/individuals committing to transparency and preserving election integrity by avoiding disinformation and attacks by third parties." -

Image Verification Assistant

We are a joint team of engineers and investigators from CERTH-ITI and Deutsche Welle, trying to build a comprehensive tool for media verification on the Web.



United States of America (the)

When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust,’s fact checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis.

Namibia Fact Check

Namibia Fact Check is an impartial initiative that aims to verify public statements and media reports.

Thwarting Disinformation and Promoting Quality Information in Haitian Media

Internews’ Thwarting Disinformation and Promoting Quality Information in Haitian Media project will limit the impact of inflammatory rhetoric, false news and disinformation.

Al Sur

Al Sur

Latin America and the Caribbean

"Al Sur" is a consortium of organizations that work in civil society and academia in Latin America and that seek with their joint work to strengthen human rights in the digital environment of the region.

Sobrevivendo nas Redes (Surviving on the networks)

The "Surviving the Networks" project aims to strengthen civic culture in Brazil by offering information and strategies on how to better inform oneself in social networks.

Latam Chequea

Latam Chequea

Latin America

Faced with the “infodemic”, the spread of rumors and false content, Latin American checkers join forces to share the information we produce and, by joining forces, provide better information to our communities.


At Newschecker, it is our aim to limit and crackdown the spread of fake news in society.

Ethiopia Check

Ethiopia Check debunks claims and exposes fake news using its platforms on Facebook (52,000 followers), Twitter (7,000 followers) and Telegram (34,000 followers).

DARPA Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim)

The goal of Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim) is to develop innovative technologies for high-fidelity computational simulation of online social behavior.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) Fact Check

AFP Fact Check is a global digital verification service that tackles damaging misinformation on topics such as COVID-19 and elections.

Lead Stories

Lead Stories is an innovative fact checking and debunking website at the intersection of big data and journalism that launched in 2015.

Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online.

The Media Manipulation Casebook

The Media Manipulation Casebook

Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Case studies. The Media Manipulation Casebook is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.

Initiative for Media Freedom

The Initiative for Media Freedom (IMF) is a five-year program implemented by Internews and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Global Network Initative

Global Network Initative

1325 G Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005

GNI helps companies respect freedom of expression and privacy rights when faced with government pressure to hand over user data, remove content, or restrict communications.




Provides fact checking, explainers, and analytical articles, especially on issues of economic reform in Ukraine.

Protecting Tunisian Elections from Digital Threat Roundtable

The roundtable highlights the current state of social media used by political actors ahead of the elections, seeking to understand and foresight how social media will impact the political campaign, and how to better protect the integrity of the campaign.




DUBAWA is Nigeria’s independent verification and fact-checking platform, initiated by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and supported by the most influential newsrooms and civic organisations in the country to help amplify the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and media practice.

Digit Eye

Digiteye India is an independent digital news fact-checking venture by a small group of veteran journalists who came together to bring forth authentic facts behind daily news and claims being passed on as news, social media messages and views.


DisinfoWatch is a Canadian foreign disinformation monitoring and debunking platform.

MOE Election Observation

The Election Observation Mission (La Misión de Observación Electoral, MOE) is an election observer group based in Colombia.

Captain Fact

CaptainFact is a collaborative fact-checking tool for YouTube videos.

Open & Disclose

Open & Disclose aims to provide a platform for media organisations, journalists, columnists, and commentators to make public their interests, with the aim of strengthening institutional credibility, accountability, transparency, and trustworthiness.

Digital Democracy Risk Assessment: A User Guide

A user guide for civil society organizations and researchers to assess the vulnerability of a country’s electoral integrity to online manipulation.


A Bot to Add References to WikiData Statements

USAID Media Program in Ukraine

The USAID-funded Media Program in Ukraine will empower local media to expand Ukrainian citizens’ access to high-quality news and information.



ITS Rio - Rua da Assembléia - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

a tool that brings more transparency to the use of bots in Brazil.

Ecuador Chequea

Ecuador Chequea

Quito, Ecuador

Data enriches public debate and therefore strengthens democracy. An informed society is capable of making conscious decisions.

Digital Democracy Room

The Digital Democracy Room is an initiative of FGV DAPP to monitor the public debate on the internet and fight disinformation strategies which threaten the integrity of political and electoral processes, seeking to strengthen the democratic institutions.

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation cover various aspects of content moderation, developed by legal scholars and technologists based mostly in the United States, targeting social media companies with large use bases.

Regional Elections Administration and Political Processes Strengthening Program (REAPPS) I and II in Europe

Goal is to promote cross-border learning and networking on a wide range of existing initiatives and to develop new capacity in political participation, government transparency and election administration.

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