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The training will offer an insightful presentation that delves into the world of open-source intelligence (OSINT) through the lens of the ObSINT Guidelines. ObSINT has been developed by a collective of like-minded organisations dedicated to conducting public-facing open-source investigative work. CheckFirst is honored to be a part of this collaborative working group, alongside esteemed organizations: the Centre for Information Resilience, EU DisinfoLab, Logically, OpenFacto, OSINT Curious and The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).
You can find out more about ObSINT guidelines here.
The online training aims to help identify best practices in OSINT work, at the organisational level and on the need to implement ethical standards. The training is open to stakeholders working to tackle disinformation including journalists, fact-checkers, and researchers.
It will be conducted by Alexandre Alaphilippe, the Executive director and co-founder of the EU DisinfoLab and Professor Kalina Bontcheva, senior researcher in the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Sheffield.
Although the online training is set for Friday, January 19 (14:00-16:00 CET), please note that the application deadline for this session will conclude on Friday, January 12 (10:00 CET).
We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.Our story