Launching the "Eyes on Russia" Project
Updated: Feb 11
At a time of heightened tension, we believe that journalists, policymakers and the public should have easy access to verified information. The Centre for Information Resilience's newly launched "Eyes on Russia" Project will aim to empower its audiences with analysis and facts on which they can rely.
The project will monitor and verify ongoing developments related to Russian aggression toward Ukraine. Each week, CIR investigators will collate, geolocate, and, as possible, verify photos and video footage appearing on social media and claims made by parties to the conflict. You can see our first Twitter thread here. As time goes on, we'll add to this thread.
CIR will also contextualize these details amid the discourse and developments of the week. The footage will be added to an open source map, which policymakers, journalists, and other OSINT researchers can use to track the conflict. Finally, CIR will release weekly written summaries of its research, detailing verified troop and equipment movements, influence operation narratives, and broader updates. The first of such weekly reports can be downloaded below.
The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to exposing human rights abuses, countering disinformation, and combating online behaviour.
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