We Are Bellingcat
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About the Event
Hosted by Jonathan - A Swede-mix of tech, apes and rhetoric
Genre Type: Non-Fiction
Book: 272 pgs, 7h14 min on audible
Description of Book:
Bellingcat is something that has never existed before: an intelligence agency for the people. We Are Bellingcat tells the true story of how a school dropout created a whole new category of information-gathering and galvanised 'citizen journalists' to solve some of the biggest stories of our time - using just their computer screens. It charts the open software tools that have been developed for analysing data since the 1990s, from geo-location software that can pinpoint a precise place, to an app that can identify (to the half hour) the time of day when a photograph was taken. And it digs deep into some of Bellingcat’s most successful investigations.
Intent of Session:
The book does not have to be read in its whole, anyone well-versed in the work of Bellingcat are welcome to join without having read. Let’s discuss the insights, dangers, and opportunities of Bellingcat and what the future of information will be. What role does and can ordinary citizen play in intelligence, investigations and the de desinformation in our post-truth world? Like Higgin’s himself says, ”Paradoxically, in this age of online disinformation, facts are easier to come by than ever.”
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