CheckFirst, a Finnish organisation providing fact-checkers, researchers and policy makers tools, methodologies and solutions to tackle fake-news, has recently published its peer-review process as part of its commitment to adhering to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) guidelines.
By Amaury, CheckFirst, 3 March 2023
Peer-review is a crucial aspect of assessing the accuracy and fairness of OSINT investigations, supporting the methodology employed and enhancing both the initial phases of methodology design and the final outputs.
In the OSINT guidelines, peer review is covered in the fourth Chapter, which focuses on Outputs.
This blog post will delve into the importance of peer-review in OSINT investigations and explore CheckFirst’s approach to implementing it.
OSINT investigations involve gathering, analysing, and disseminating information from publicly available sources. As such, ensuring accuracy, fairness, and reliability is of the utmost importance. A peer-review process helps achieve these goals by:
To comply with the OSINT Guidelines and promote a high standard of accuracy and fairness in its investigations, CheckFirst has outlined its peer-review process as follows:
CheckFirst’s commitment to following the OSINT guidelines and implementing a comprehensive peer-review process demonstrates the organisation’s dedication to ensuring accuracy, fairness, and transparency in its investigations. By upholding these standards, CheckFirst helps to build trust and credibility in the field of open source intelligence, ultimately improving the quality of information available to decision-makers and the public.
Learn more about CheckFirst’s peer-review process for OSINT operations at https://checkfirst.network/about-us/our-review-process-for-osint-operations/