"Digital Detectives" explores how Open Source Investigations have sparked a revolution in journalism. In their quest for the truth, experts around the globe use an extraordinary range of techniques to analyze social media, satellite images and seemingly innocuous websites. Major international media outlets and think tanks are in a race to secure the most talented people, who have shed light on some of the biggest stories of our times - including the downing of a civilian airplane in Iran, and the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We meet some of the top investigators at the frontlines of this emerging digital battlefield, including the groundbreaking team known as Bellingcat.
Eliot Higgins, the founder of Bellingcat, is a pioneer in the field of Open Source Investigations. He promotes his methods around the world.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in July 2014. Bellingcat's investigation shed light on who was responsible.
Christiaan Triebert joined the The New York Times from Bellingcat.
Educational facilities, or detention camps? Open Source Investigations reveal the reality in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.