Applied Disinformation Investigations with OSINT

The art of how social media is used to weaponise information

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Learn practical skills to combat fake news & disinformation today

Our Applied Disinformation Investigations with OSINT course is a world-first course that provides researchers, analysts & practitioners with the practical skills to collect, analyse & take action against disinformation, misinformation & fake news. We teach you tangible skills on how to validate & verify information, how to collect your own data sets on troll bot networks, how to analyse using comprehensive visualisation tools to derive meaning from the information & how to establish a repeatable workflow through methodologies to support your mission.

Our course is designed for people looking to extend their theoretical understanding of information operations by focusing on the applied aspect of how disinformation occurs & the technical skills required to take action. We cover introductory theory and explore actor intent & capabilities, and then pivot to the core learning objectives around real-world skills development in the information environment. We focus on the tactical practitioner to generate counter-disinformation skills & develop a pathway for becoming your own fact checker.

Move beyond theoretical understandings but equipping yourself with the skills to operate effectively in the modern information society & combat disinformation head-on.


Check out our curriculum below for all the amazing things you will learn throughout this course, all designed around a structured format that you will be able to take away & apply to your work


Course Curriculum


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  Introduction to Disinformation
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  Validation & Verification
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Your Instructor


Chris Poulter
Chris Poulter

Chris has extensive experience working in military and law enforcement environments with a proven background in delivering open source intelligence training to multi-national teams that service strategic, operational and tactical objectives. He understands the nexus between physical and digital operating environments which positions him as a leader in delivering world class OSINT training.


As the Founder & CEO of OSINT Combine, Chris has a proven history of providing top quality & leading edge open source intelligence techniques across the globe & enjoys sharing that knowledge through effective training programs.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish for each module & can refresh content in your own schedule
How long do I have access to the course?
12 months of access to the content & you can cancel your subscription anywhere up to the 12-month mark if you are satisfied with your learning outcomes
What if I need help with the practical part of the course?
We want to give you the knowledge you paid for. We will happily answer any questions you have about the content & techniques as best we can. If you want 1-on-1 or group tutoring, we can also facilitate additional instructor-led courses
Do I need any pre-existing knowledge of disinformation to get started?
Nope! - we take you from the very start to give a high-level overview of information operations & disinformation; then take you directly into how to collect & analyse & validate the information in the online environment. Note, this course is not a theoretical course on information operations or warfare, we focus instead on the tangible skills
What about completion certificates?
You bet! - you will receive a certificate of completion with a serial number once you have finished the course