First Draft

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2018

Lobbyists declared: 0.75 FTE (3)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 0

Lobbying costs over the years:


First Draft

Registration on EU Transparency Register

497768329685-84 (First registered: 18 Jan 2018)

Goals / Remit

First Draft is dedicated to finding solutions to trust and truth in a digital world. It focuses on developing experimental journalism projects in the field, particularly collaborative initiatives around monitoring and debunking mis and disinformation during elections. For example First Draft designed and led the CrossCheck project in France during the 10 week election campaign. First Draft also carries out research on these experimental in 2016 and again in Brazil for the presidential elections in 2018. The organization specializes in the verification of images and video that emerge on the social web.


High Level Group on Fake News. Commission Communication on Connectivity for the Digital Single Market Reform of the e-Privacy Directive


Head office:
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY 219 West 40th Street 219 West 40th Street
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