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    Geolocating Libya’s Social Media Executioner
    Sep06

    Geolocating Libya’s Social Media Executioner

    Warning: this article contains graphic material. Update: Incident One, Four and Five have been geolocated. In Short: The International Criminal Court issued its first ever arrest warrant solely based on social media evidence; This warrant is a significant development and aligns the Court with the realities of today’s conflict zones; All...

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative
    Aug20

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative

    The government recently announced new legislation to reveal the beneficial owners of Scottish Limited eartnerships. But this has done little to shed light on the people controlling them. In June 2017, Bellingcat and Transparency International published a joint-report into Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) and their increasing rise in...

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites
    Aug04

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites

    In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called “Troll Factory” of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were...

    MH17 – The Open Source Investigation, Three Years Later
    Jul17

    MH17 – The Open Source Investigation, Three Years Later

    The full report can be downloaded here Today, we are releasing a report summarizing all major open source evidence surrounding the downing of MH17 in an easy-to-read 73-page survey. This report is broken into thirteen chapters, summarizing the circumstances that led to the downing of MH17, information on the Buk missile launcher that downed the...

    Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content
    Jun30

    Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content

    One of the most common issues for researchers and journalists is verifying user-generated video content, most often found on social networks and file sharing platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. There is no silver bullet to verify every video, and it may be nearly impossible to verify some videos short of acquiring the...

    Russia Attempted to Influence French and Dutch Elections With Suspect Polls
    Jun06

    Russia Attempted to Influence French and Dutch Elections With Suspect Polls

    Introduction Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin denied alleged Russian interference in the French presidential election. But evidence shows Russian state media used dubious opinion poll data in the run up to the French election to promote Francois Fillon, at a time when mainstream polls showed him trailing in third place. Shortly before the French...

    MH17 – Drivers of the Russian June and July 2014 Buk Convoy Trucks
    Jun05

    MH17 – Drivers of the Russian June and July 2014 Buk Convoy Trucks

    The full report can be read here On 13 May 2015, Bellingcat published a report about the involvement of the Russian 2nd Automobile Battalion of the 69th Separate Logistics Brigade (military unit 11385) and the 147th Automobile Battalion for Material Support (military unit 83466) in the transport of Buk unit vehicles of the 53rd Anti-Aircraft...

    Pre-MH17 Photograph of Buk 332 Discovered
    Jun05

    Pre-MH17 Photograph of Buk 332 Discovered

    Since the July 17, 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), Bellingcat has published numerous articles concerning the anti-aircraft missile launcher that downed the passenger plane–Buk 332, of Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade. This Buk missile launcher (TELAR) was previous dubbed “Buk 3×2” due to an obscured middle...

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions
    Apr29

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions

    Sanctioned Russian officials try to lobby Le Pen to Lift sanctions Leonid Slutsky and Marine Le Pen. Image posted by Slutsky on Facebook In late March, Marine Le Pen visited Russia, where she had meetings with Vladimir Putin, the Chairman of the Russian Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and Leonid Slutsky’s Committee on International Affairs. Volodin...

    Russia Seeks to Influence European Politics Through Youth Wings of Far-Right and Far-Left Parties
    Apr27

    Russia Seeks to Influence European Politics Through Youth Wings of Far-Right and Far-Left Parties

    Evidence suggests the Kremlin is reaching out to youth organizations, including the youth wings of European parties in order to work on goals such as campaigning to lift EU sanctions against Russia. Other youth groups have been targeted to help boost Russia’s image abroad. While these tactics are reminiscent of Soviet efforts to win the...

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