Yes we can… but should we?

OSINT Essentials
6 min readOct 16, 2020

Ethical issues for journalists in OSINT, investigation, and online verification

Man using a computer in a dakened room
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* This post is based on a recent talk given at Trusted Media Summit 2020 that is also part of workshops on online investigation and verification given to journalists worldwide. It consists of thoughts and anecdotal examples arising from a decade of working in the field, and is not to be taken as legal advice.