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Jun 14
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1/12 🚨 Organization news! First Draft's mission is moving to @Brown Public Health as part of a new initiative being launched today - the Information Futures Lab (@Brown Information Futures Lab). See letter from @Claire Wardle for details.…

2/12 Our Australia team continues its work at @UTS, monitoring social media and conducting research on how to counter online mis- and dis-information. They will be an official partner of the @Brown Information Futures Lab
3/12 First Draft began in 2015 as a small nonprofit coalition that sprung out of a need: to understand, verify, and provide guidance on the misinformation we all were seeing on the social web.  Over the following six years, we built out teams in London, New York, and Sydney.
4/12 We designed a new collaborative model (CrossCheck) for monitoring and responding to misinformation that lives on in the @Comprova project in Brazil, where 42 national, regional and local newsrooms continue to collaborate in real-time.
5/12 The Australia team recently finished working on the most recent election project with a diverse range of newsrooms–one of the almost 20 election projects we have worked on over the years. Read their recent report on imported election narratives here:…
6/12 We trained over 10k journos, public health professionals & community leaders; published research, developed typologies & terminology that continue to be used; developed team of almost 100 staff & many now work with the most important newsroom & civil society orgs
7/12 Thank you to our funders who supported us so generously through the years and enabled us to do so many projects.
8/12: Thank you to our founding partners who provided the organization with such strong leadership, ideas, and content before many people were thinking about these issues:…
9/12 @Olivia Ma and @Steve Grove need a special shout out for having this crazy idea in the first place and coming up with the name. It was always terrible for SEO but we liked it! 😎
10/12: Finally thank you to all of our staff, fellows, & interns, past & present. The alum network is large and impressive. You are an exceptionally talented group of people who made the organization what it was.
11/12: We’re working with the @Internet Archive to preserve the material from the site, and we hope to make many of our resources available via @Creative Commons
12/12: We’re very excited for the next chapter, so stay tuned for new projects and initiatives from @Brown Information Futures Lab. Sign up here to stay updated.…
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