Not only did OSINT assist with accurate news reporting, it also helped the civilians on the ground make well-informed decisions and escape combat zones.
Democratisation of OSINT among a wider public with the investigations made by the community (notably coupsure) on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict
Development of new research on OSINT theory by academics such as Kevin Limonier (Geode)
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The osint scene will become as professional as the hacking and cybersecurity world 20 years ago
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