Exposing the Invisible The Kit is a users’ guide to investigation from Tactical Tech’s Exposing the Invisible project. It’s a starting point for anybody who is curious to question information that is false, find information when it is scarce and filter information when it becomes overwhelming.
In The Kit you’ll find step-by-step methods such as scraping information from websites, using maps to uncover hidden details, and investigating a supply chain to see the journey of a product. Whether your motive is to seek corruption, verify an article or just get to know your neighbourhood, The Kit will teach you how to do so in a safe, and thorough way.
It was developed as a way to promote investigation as one of the most important forms of engagement. Our reason for doing this is simple. We see investigation skills as a way to counter the suppression of opinions, bypass censorship, combat excessive secrecy and increase transparency, so that people can rely on facts rather than opinions and assumptions.
The content was developed collectively by a group of researchers, activists, journalists, developers, artists and others eager to share knowledge on how to conduct investigations using a wide range of skills, tools and techniques.