Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Tackling disinformation using opensource software

Tha case of Qactus

Disinformation on has become a crucial issue for our democracies, nowadays. This presentation, based on a real use case will show how to efficiently identify the real owner of a disinformation website by using OSINT techniques based on open-source software. We will also present the methodology and tools we used to better understand the ecosystem of disinformation this website evolves in, its influence out of the far-right social platforms, and the financial motivation of its creator behind the scene.

No prerequisite skills are needed. Tools used : Firefox, Gephi, Retina, R, Snscrape.