Eoghan Sweeney is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in the verification of online content and information, with more than two decades of experience in print, broadcast and online media.
He spent six years with groundbreaking social media news agency Storyful, where he was part of a core team that developed industry-leading techniques, systems and practices in monitoring, discovery and verification of online content. He followed this with a year and a half as Global Training Director with First Draft, where he created and delivered training workshops for the not-for-profit organisation, as well as in cooperation with Google News Initiative, Facebook Journalism Project and others.
He provides training and education in this field, as well as digital security and journalistic best practices, to media outlets including the German Press Agency (DPA), RTL, and the South China Morning Post, as well as to activists, NGO staff and others.
Eoghan created and maintains OSINT Essentials, a website dedicated to introducing important tools, services and concepts in online investigative work.