*online* Ethical Matters: Bellingcat – The Citizen Intelligence Agency
How did a group of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving the biggest crimes of our time? Bellingcat is what the world needs right now – an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.
Higgins** This is an ONLINE only event. Conway Hall is a charity and we politely ask you to add a donation of at least £5 when registering. **
After the Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning appeared on television, it took just under two weeks for the real identity of one of them to be revealed. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence organisation or a traditional news outlet. Instead it was made by Bellingcat, the open-source investigative unit that is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future.
Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. Here, their founder – a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop – tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart disinformation, using just their computers.
Category: Attractions | Talks & Lectures
General Admission: GBP 5.0
Speakers: Eliot Higgins