Reg. for: Workshop with Henk van Ess: Filtering social media

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How to utilize social media in your everyday workflow.


27. September.

Time: 10:00 - 13:00



A limited number of tickets are available.

Your journalistic questions must be streamlined into the logic of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, if you are hoping to succeed in finding your target among opinions, cat photos, or self-promotion.

Learn how to search for photos, videos, and postings on Facebook by location and date, how to make invisible friend lists visible, and how to make your own formulas using a special search engine. On LinkedIn you will learn how to find very specific information in unexpected places using special commands; on Twitter, you will learn how to look for missing tweets, how to filter, and how to improve the accuracy of your answers.

Henk van Ess is an independent online search specialist for law enforcers, media, lawyers, fraud experts, cybersecurity, NGOs, and anyone else interested in the power and risks of online open-source information. Henk was till 2020 a highly praised member and trainer for the Emmy-awarded open-source movement Bellingcat.

He trains NBC News, Global Witness, Buzzfeed, Google, Axel Springer, ITV, and Pulitzer-prize winners from The Wallstreet Journal in web investigations and social media research. He also assists lawyers in complicated cases, by finding new and surprising facts online.

Some call Henk "one of the few real experts in the world" in online search, "one of the most creative" but when you say that to him, he will immediately ask you for your source. (Mr. Lehren, NBC News, LinkedIn recommendations). He writes books about Google, data journalism, web research, Fantastic Facebook formulae, and privacy. He is co-author of the Verification Handbook (2020) and Richtig Recherchieren, (2017). In 2019 he wrote Google Code Editie Politie.


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