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Saturday, October 22 • 10:45 - 11:45
Who is behind this website?

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Reporting online today, journalists must battle with astroturf campaigns, fake news sites and sketchy shell companies to find out who is behind the story. Usually it leads to a frustratingly common question: Who is behind this website?
Using a range of tools (free and otherwise), we will walk you through how to investigate the provenance and ownership of websites: how can you identify the scope and scale of the network it belongs to — if any? Who’s behind the site, now and in the past? Who are the main actors promoting this website? Where else does this site crop up?
While it is not always possible to fully unmask the owner of a site, using a thorough checklist of tools and techniques that we have used in real-world investigations, we can help you make sure to reveal as much as possible about a website, and potentially uncover important clues.

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Jon Keegan

Investigative Data Journalist, The Markup
Jon Keegan is Investigative Data Journalist at The Markup, working with algorithmic accountability, platform accountability, security and privacy. He has been visual correspondent and Director, Interactive Graphics, at The Wall Street Journal.https://jonkeegan.com/resume.html

Saturday October 22, 2022 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
Central Park A