December 8, 2022
The Bottom Line Up Front

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, C4ADS and the Centre for Information Resilience launched a new Eyes on Russia Map, collecting and verifying video, photos, satellite imagery and other media information that show the real-world impact of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — In January 2022, the Centre for Information Resilience launched the Eyes on Russia Map to collect and verify video, photos, satellite imagery and other media information related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

CIR and C4ADS recently joined forces to develop an updated version of the map, which would expand the ways investigators can set search terms and interact with it.

“The Eyes on Russia Map represents the community’s effort to verify, analyze, and map what has happened in Ukraine since the escalation of Russia’s aggression in the country at the start of 2022. The map aggregates the footage, images, and human stories of the grim toll this unnecessary war has placed on civilian lives. By documenting and archiving this content in a visual, interactive, and shareable format, we hope this will inspire and aid continued efforts for justice, accountability, media, and research. Ultimately, the Eyes on Russia Map aims to be an example of how to shine a light of transparency and accountability wherever the darkest truths are hidden, ” said Benjamin Strick, Director of Investigations, Centre for Information Resilience. 

CIR and C4ADS are committed to providing the world with innovative tools and resources like Eyes on Russia to combat disinformation and influence operations that threaten global democracies and communities. 

“Our dynamic and rich “Eyes on Russia” project built in partnership with CIR captures on-the-ground developments surrounding Russia’s offensive action in Ukraine is an example of the power of publicly available information (PAI). We intend this data-driven project to serve as a credible source of verifiable information of Russian aggression in Ukraine and as another demonstration of how technology, PAI, and human expertise can create actionable insight for citizens worldwide, ” said Larry Henderson, Program Director of Conflict Affected States, C4ADS. 

For more information on how the Eyes on Russia project collects, verifies and investigates open source information, please visit the about page on the website to learn more.