The item card is located to the left of the item page. It displays all the information about the item. 


The item title is automatically populated when an item is added to the workspace, depending on the type of item:

  • Linked articles: The title is the same as the article. 

  • Images: The title is the slug image-1 , image-2 [...], image-x . The number included in the slug represents the number of images that have been added to the workspace, and is absolute: it will not change if other images are deleted. 

  • Videos: The title is the slug video-1 , video-2 [...], video-x . The number included in the slug represents the number of videos that have been added to the workspace, and is absolute: it will not change if other videos are deleted.  

  • Linked Tweets: The title is the content the tweet.

  • Linked Facebook post, The title will be in the format [author name] on Facebook.

  • Linked video: The title of the video.

  • If the item only contains text, and has no image, video or link associated with it: The title is the first 70 characters of the entire text.


The description of the item is automatically populated in the following cases:

  • Linked articles: A preview of the article's main text.

  • Linked Facebook post: If the post is an article, the description is a preview of the article. If the post is only text, the description is a preview of the post.  

  • Youtube videos: The entire description of the video as seen on Youtube.

  •  If the item only contains text and has no image, video, or link associated with it: The entire text. If the item has been created via a tip-line on Check message, it will include all communication messages the user has sent as one message. 

Editing the item's title and description

  1. Navigate to the item action menu at the top right of your screen.

  2. Choose 'Edit title and description'. 

  3. Edit as needed and save. 


Below the title, the metadata bar displays key information about the item. 

  • Source: The individual or organization who created the content displayed in the item. Understanding who is a source of content can be a complex process that requires investigation. Learn more about sources here

  • Type: Currently there are 4 types of items in Check. Video, Image, Text, and Link. Note that linked videos and images are links. Only images and videos that are uploaded are those specific types.

  • First seen: The date the item was first added manually to the workspace, or submitted via a tip-line. 

  • Last seen: The date the item was last submitted to a tip-line.

  • Requests: The number of times the item has been submitted to Check tiplines connected to the workspace 


When an item is added to a workspace, Check tries to identify the language of the item using the available text from the title and description, and display the result in the item card. 

To edit the language of an item: 

  1. Click the Language button, displayed at the lower end of the item card.

  2. Choose a new language. The new selection will be saved automatically. 


All tags currently associated with the item are displayed on the item page. Item-specific tags are placed in the analysis panel.

Add or delete tags associated with the item

  1. Click the tag button at the lower left of the item card. 

  2. Select one or several of the default tags, end deselect any other one if needed.

  3. Click Save. 

View all other items that have the same tag

  1. Click on any tags visible in the item card. 

  2. You will be re-directed to the list 'All items' filtering all items and displaying those associated with the tag you chose.

  3. To edit the filter, click on the filter button at the top of your screen. The button is orange if the filter is active. Learn more about how to use filters here.

Available options depending on the type of item.

Check displays different options in the item card depending on the type of the item and some of its feature: 

Links to original articles, social media posts, and linked videos 

A link to the original content is displayed at the bottom of the item card. Clicking that link opens a new browser tab and loads the linked web page.

If an image is detected in a linked article, a social media post, or if the item consists of an image that has been uploaded to a tip-line or added manually, the reverse image search is available to search for similar images that have been published on the web. Click on the button to open a new tab in your browser where the result of that search is displayed. Learn more about reverse image search here

Download an image or a video

If an image or video has been uploaded to a tip-line or added manually, the download button is available to download the item in its original resolution to your device.

  1. Click the download button

  2. A new page opens in your browser, showing the item in full resolution. 

  3. Right-click on the image or video. 

  4. In the menu, choose 'Save video as' or 'Save image as'.  

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