San Francisco – The Signals Network is proud to see the first investigation published by its media partners Die Zeit (Germany), El Mundo (Spain), Mediapart (France), Republik (Switzerland) and The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom).
The articles expose previously unreported connections between the heart of Russia’s internet disinformation campaign and a Spanish company.
Die Zeit, El Mundo, Mediapart, Republik and The Daily Telegraph have a combined audience of more than 65 million people across the world in four languages. For this investigation, they cooperated with the investigative platform Bellingcat.
The published articles resulted from a first call for information on the theme of misuse of big data that the media partners of The Signals Network chose last June for a collaborative investigation. The media groups worked together to maximize the impact of their reports that are tied to the larger public interest. They shared the received information, investigated the leads as a team, coordinated with each other as they decided their respective formats and angle of the stories, and published under a common embargo.
Potential whistleblowers who believe in good faith that the practices of corporations with access to big data are harming the public interest can continue to contact these media directly through the appropriate channels.
“Today marks the first public confirmation that a call for information and investigations initiated by top tier international medias on a topic they chose can reveal massive wrongdoings threatening our democracies, ” explains Gilles Raymond, the Founder and Chairman of The Signals Network.