Eliot Higgins

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Future Europe Initiative 

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Social Media & Digital Forensic Research, Digital Engagement Space, Open Source


Europe, Russia, Syria

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Eliot Higgins is a nonresident senior fellow for Digital Forensic Research Lab with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Program. He is an award winning investigative journalist, and Founder of the Brown Moses Blog and Bellingcat. He publishes the work of an international alliance of fellow investigators using freely available online information. He has helped inaugurate open-source and social media investigations by trawling through vast amounts of data uploaded constantly on to the web and social media sites. His inquiries have revealed extraordinary findings on subjects such as the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine and the August 21, 2013 Sarin attacks in Damascus.