“Henk van Ess is highly regarded in the fields of digital research, data journalism, and open source intelligence (OSINT). Originating from the Netherlands, he has become internationally recognized for his innovative approaches to finding and verifying information online. His expertise is not just theoretical; Henk is known for his practical application of knowledge, frequently leading workshops and training sessions around the world to teach others how to effectively navigate and utilize digital resources.

Van Ess is particularly skilled at breaking down complex digital concepts into understandable, accessible formats, enabling a wide range of individuals and organizations to enhance their digital investigative skills. He has also played a role as an assessor for Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network, ensuring adherence to high standards of accuracy and reliability in fact-checking.

His involvement with Bellingcat, an international collective of researchers and journalists known for their use of open-source and social media investigation, highlights his commitment to uncovering the truth behind global events and issues. Henk van Ess has authored several books that focus on internet research and data analysis, offering practical advice and methodologies for conducting thorough online investigations.

Beyond his professional achievements, Henk is a passionate advocate for the open exchange of information, believing in the power of digital technologies to foster transparency and accountability. His work reflects a deep commitment to these principles, making him a respected and influential figure in his field.”

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