Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
Fact checkers, web extensions, journalistic standards... The Fondation Descartes offers you a map of initiatives in France and around the world involved in asserting the quality of information or in fighting against disinformation.
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Information website
United States

The Carnegie Endowment for International peace publishes a list of the initiatives currently aiming to counter influence operations (Mapping Worldwide Initiatives to Counter Influence Operations).

Information website
United States

Founded in 2020, this organization, which describes itself as a “nonprofit newsroom,” combines investigative journalism with data analysis to lead investigations into major digital firms.

Information website
United States

An open-source platform that provides an overview of the main tools available to fight against disinformation and propaganda.

Media literacy website

Researchers at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, have developed a tool called The News Evaluator, which trains its users to evaluate news, images and videos circulating on social networks.


France Info has launched a new series of podcasts, Complorama, which deciphers conspiracy theories and movements related to current events.

Réseau d'acteurs

Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft and Truepic have partnered to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), a Joint Development Foundation project established to counteract disinformation, misinformation and […]


Zotero has set up two free-access digital libraries dealing with our themes: "'Fake News' et Post-Vérité" (Fake News and Post-Truth) and more recently "Infox, épidémies, coronavirus" (misinformation, epidemics, coronavirus). Their bibliography contains links to websites of organizations or institutions that regularly fact-check information, multiple academic studies, audio-visual resources …

Academic resources for journalists
United States

The Journalist's Resource (affiliated with Harvard Kennedy School) aims to bridge the current gap between journalism and academic research by providing accessible summaries of scientific articles. These resources are freely available on their website. They also provide tip sheets and syllabi for journalism professors.

Multi-stakeholders Initiative

The mission of the Global Network Initiative is a non-governmental organization, with the dual goals of preventing Internet censorship by authoritarian governments and protecting freedom of expression and privacy rights in the ICT industry. Their long-term goal is to set a global standard for responsible company decision making and serving as a multistakeholder voice in the face of government restrictions and demands.

News Channel

France Médias Monde’s platforms - France 24, RFI and MCD - are dedicated to providing factual information. Impartial, factual reporting fights all kinds of fake news: rumor, propaganda and clickbait. The « Debunked » project by France 24 calls upon commentators to reveal fake photos and videos and gives users the tools to detect fakes themselves. « Fact or Fake » detects and corrects fake news concerning the European Union. And the « InfoMigrants » projects tracks rumors about migrants.

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