Combatting disinformation can’t be done alone; ultimately it requires a growing movement of individuals taking the lead around the world and in their own communities. It’s these #DigitalSherlocks who are at the heart of our movement.
Last year, the DFRLab and its partners trained over 1,500 people in more than 50 workshops across six continents; it also financially supported over 50 digital sherlocks from 25 countries to attend our flagship event in London last June.
This year, our goal is to expand efforts around the world, sponsoring #DigitalSherlocks Scholarships to join 360/Open Forum in Brussels. The deadline for applications will be March 12, 2020.
Those selected not only will have an all-access experience to the public programming at 360/Open Forum, but also will participate in rigorous trainings on open source methodologies, dedicated briefings with experts and policy makers, and other tailored opportunities throughout the event.