This tool is helping newsrooms collaborate on factchecking and verification projects

In the run-up to the French election this spring, 37 organizations came together to form CrossCheck, a collaborative factchecking effort that, over 10 weeks, debunked 60 misleading and false stories.

As part of its reporting processes, CrossCheck had to coordinate between newsrooms and keep track of multiple stories at once.

To manage the workflow, the team turned to Check, an open web–based verification tool developed by Meedan, a group working to build non-commercial tools for journalists and non-profit groups.

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