Eliot Higgins visited the Netherlands in May 2016 to deliver a presentation for the Campus Party Europe. The title of the presentation was “How social media came to play such a large role in the investigation of the downing of flight MH17.”
On July 17th 2014 Flight MH17 was downed over Eastern Ukraine. Using open source information and social media, the Bellingcat Investigation Team was able to expose not only what happened on that day, but also attempts from the Russian authorities to cover up what really happened. Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins takes you through the investigation step by step, explaining exactly how Bellingcat was able to investigation the case of MH17 using this new way of investigation.
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The event was held in Utrecht between May 25 – 29 / 2016
Below is a recording of the presentation.