Social Media Filtering & Verification 2019 / The D
  • Public
  • Organized by Henk van Ess (3 events)
  • Wednesday 4 December 2019, 10:30 AM

Organizations who do public interest work, are hit hard by the big changes in open source intelligence tools, especially LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Open source intelligence (OSINT) lost some of their best tools, see the interviews I gave to NBC, Buzzfeed, ABC News and VICE. This workshop shows you what is still possible with some creative thinking and adapting tools that now fail on you.

1. What is still possible? What not? We'll look at the deleted tools and how to get some of the functionalities back2. What other workarounds are there 3. How to strategically rephrase your research question into the rigid logic of "Facebook 2019"
How to use FB 2019 to find a weapon dealerHow to find supporters of a radical party in a small town 
LinkedInCase about breaking news. How to filter LinkedIn with special hacks.
Twitter1. What most eyewitnesses say. It's not something with a hashtag2. How to get an idea of who is behind a completely deleted Twitter profile3. Sophisticated filtering: find only primary sources
InstagramHow to use social media to find a fugitive in a murder case
TelegramHow to access backlogs of groups

The course is very practical and hands-on. We'll work with some amazing, real cases that seem impossible to solve at first. So what will you learn? Filtering of social media & how to verify social media. How to strategically rephrase your research question into the rigid logic of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And how to verify stuff.
This workshop/Bootcamp helps you to survive "The Day After" and helps you to maximize your research results in filtering social media. The workshop in Amsterdam is open for news media, police, law enforcement, NGOs, human rights watchers - so everyone who is working in the interest of the general public. 
The workshop location is in a hotel near the airport Schiphol. You can fly in and get a free shuttle bus to the workshop location. If you want to stay overnight (1,2 or 3 nights), we offer a great rebate on the hotel, just click on Tickets for an overview. 
Is there something as a free lunch?
Yes. Course includes three-course buffet lunch in Restaurant Romeo during noon breakAnd there is a simple breakfast in the morning (croissants, coffee, tea, orange juice)
Are there any requirements to enter the event?
Yes, your work must be in the public interest.
Do I really need something to bring with me?
Yes, you need a fully charged computer, your charger. Don't use a tablet
Can you arrange a hotel near the workshop area?
Yes, we've got you 10% off the normal hotel price. You can choose 1,2 or 3 days - no need to leave Amsterdam when you're done with the workshop :)
Refund policy? 
Sales are final. You can give your ticket to a colleague if you can’t go or for a fee of 50 euro rebook another event date


Wednesday 4 December 2019, 10:30 AM

till Wednesday 4 December 2019 05:30 PM


Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport 1 Melbournestraat Lijnden NL

Henk van Ess

  • Event's organizer

Dutch born Henk van Ess (assessor for Poynter's International Fact Checking network) is obsessed by finding stories in big data.  Media houses, like Buzzfeed, NBC News, ITV,  Financial Times, BBC, Axel Springer and De Persgroep love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a  regular basis to spill his secrets. Henk, ex-Bellingcat, rarely appears in public workshops, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks for research with social media and how to find people and docs

3 events