2021-03-10 12:10:15

We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, And The Bold Future Of News


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Eliot Higgins about the age of disinformation and the bold future of news.

In an age of disinformation and misinformation, where right wing authoritarians are on the rise, an unlikely institution battling such dangerous trends has emerged: in the form of an international collective of citizen journalists and computer sleuths. Bellingcat, founded by my guest Eliot Higgins, is the force behind bombshell revelations centered on the Syrian war, Russian political persecutions, and pro-Trump white supremacists in the U.S.

Eliot Higgins, Founder of Bellingcat, an international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists. Author of We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News.

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