Investigations in the public interest
Leonardo da Vinci would have been great at OSINT
Up until the beginning of the 16th Century, most maps of cities were drawn from a hillside view, also called ...
How we used a Twitter bot to identify the companies shipping Russian oil to Europe
In this article, we explain how we were able to identify the companies behind the transport of Russian oil to ...
How to track Russian oil
On March 9th 2022, Greenpeace launched a Twitter bot called @RUTankerTracker. The bot tweets out every time a ship leaves ...
Radar, the ‘new’ satellite imagery
Since Russia began the invasion of Ukraine last week, the Twitter OSINT community, open-source investigators, and analysts, have been in ...
When do you stop verifying?
An important part of any investigation is verifying pieces of evidence that you or your team have managed to collect, ...
Ocelli Project: the power of transparent methodologies
The Ocelli Project started as a response to the prosecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In December 2021, Ocelli ...
Feminism, power relations, and OSINT
Perhaps from a reductionist perspective, citizen investigations would not be considered anything new. It is a cocktail of tools, methodologies, ...
Data and storytelling: telling the human story
For those who do not have a statistics or tech background, data-driven stories can be difficult to tell. Luckily for ...
Geolocation: finding a prison in Tibet with Google Earth
Starting a project to map out prison locations in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is quite a daunting task. Considering ...
Verification & Social Media
Verification is the practice or process in an investigation of confirming the accuracy or reliability of sources or content. A ...
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