The verification plug-in is a browser extension designed as a verification “Swiss army knife” to help journalists, fact-checkers and human rights defenders to verify information accuracy and to debunk disinformation.

This plug-in has been developed by Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency Medialab with the ITI-CERTH computer science institute during the InVID Horizon 2020 EU project (2016-2018). It is now maintained and enhanced by the WeVerify Horizon 2020 EU project (2018-2021).

In YouCheck! we are enhancing this verification plug-in to make it more usable for teachers, students and public interested to learn about media and news literacy skills. We will add guidelines, lessons, videos and interactive demos.

A view of the Learning tab of the InVID-WeVerify plugin