max bernhard

I’m a journalist and researcher focused on open-source intelligence (OSINT) techniques and online investigations.

I currently work as a journalist for CORRECTIV on their fact-checking team.

Previously, I worked as a freelancer and as a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.

I’ve reported on far-right and fringe groups, dis- and misinformation, as well as environmental and human-rights issues in the UK, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Japan. My work has been published in The Guardian, Deutsche Welle, Wired UK, Vice, the BBC and more.

I also teach other journalists how they can use OSINT in their reporting and consult human-rights organisations how they can apply these methods in their work.

Selected work:

Exclusive: Cargo ships dumping oil into the sea go unpunished (DW, The Guardian, Lighthouse Reports)

Zelenskyy’s fake Russian passport (DPA)

Inside Osint HK: the secret Hong Kong group tracking protests, the police, and coronavirus (Input Magazine)