Bellingcat: How a blog turned into biggest online investigation community
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Bellingcat: How a blog turned into biggest online investigation community

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December 14, 2019

In 2011, Bellingcat started out from a blog opened by Eliot Higgins as a hobby.


In 2011, Bellingcat started out from a blog opened by Eliot Higgins as a hobby. The platform is now the world’s most renowned community of investigative, intelligence and online journalism. In this episode, Eliot explores with us the birth and growth of Bellingcat, its internal organization and its key research focuses.

Particularly striking was witnessing Eliot’s intuitive ability to effectively combine open-source, easy-to-find tools, such as images, videos, social media pages, with geo-location and geo-mapping to create what is knowns as reference imagery. By exploiting these widely and publicly available pieces of information, the Bellingcat community specialized in investigating complex cases in an extra-ordinary and definitely out-of-the-box way.

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