Fact check or deeper internet research? OSINT, or Open Source Intelligence, refers to the process of collecting and analyzing information from publicly available sources to support decision-making. This can include data from the internet, traditional mass media (such as newspapers, television, and radio), publications, government reports, financial assessments, and other publicly accessible sources.

OSINT is used across various fields including security, law enforcement, intelligence, business, and journalism, to gather insights, assess threats, conduct background checks, and inform strategic decisions without resorting to clandestine or covert methods.