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July 28, 2017

By Veli-Pekka Kivimäki

HISTINT: Unearthing declassified Soviet military journals in CIA archives

Quick links: Article cards – Full list – Raw spreadsheet In January of 2017, CIA made the entirety of their declassified records collection available online. Previously, only select documents were available through the online collection, with the rest available only through National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Thus, for researchers of intelligence such as myself,…

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June 23, 2017

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Companies House: A Short Guide

The research behind the joint report with Transparency International was only made possible due to the government’s decision in 2014 to make its records available to the public free of charge.   Due to the volume of Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) incorporated during 2016 this information would have previously cost thousands of pounds. A similar investigation…

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June 7, 2017

By Aric Toler

“No Safe Spaces on the Flat Earth” – Emergent Alt-Right Inspired Flat Earth Online Communities

In the spring of 2017, NBA superstar Kyrie Irving and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal both publicly discussed their belief that the world is flat, although Shaq later clarified that he was joking. These statements brought light to what Live Science called “the ultimate conspiracy theory” — a refutation of the globe, and with it, heliocentrism…

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April 28, 2017

By Eliot Higgins

Professor Theodore A. Postol of MIT vs. The Concept of Time

Since the April 4th 2017 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun a number of individuals and organisations have attempted to promote narratives that promote the idea that the attack was a false flag. One prominent voice stands out among these individuals and organisations, that of Professor Theodore A. Postol of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Postol was…

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April 19, 2017

By Alberto Fittarelli

Forecasting An Internet Shutdown: An Exercise With Indicators

Internet shutdowns happen – more frequently than we often hear. An impressive 56 countrywide shutdowns were documented in 2016, according to Access Now’s campaign #KeepItOn, which also defines a shutdown as “an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.”

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