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.
The role of OSINT in the war on ukraine - both in a bad and a good way.
Good: More and more people (who were not into this yet) started to realise how powerful OSINT actually is. (See highlight of the year.) Bad: Still a lot of media coverage was done without making use of that power, pushing unverified content.
It’s the simple things, something like a background removal tool to improve your RIS, that keep impressing me. And the fact that is mostly more of a mindset than tools.
I would expect there to be more tools coming up trying to make use of AI to better support the verification process.
In our team at DW Innovation we’re working on a website, that will go live early 2023: Watch out for http://howtoverify.info/ - we are really looking forward to the community’s feedback.
It’s going strong. Hopefully, it won’t be hindered too much by changes on the networks side (Quo vadis twitter?).