Bellingcat Online Workshop - Verification (12 hour)

This workshop is a beginning & advanced verification course and a beginning course in social media & individual-focused research, covering the following topics:

Beginning & advanced verification course

  • Introduction to open source research
  • Verification of user-generated materials
  • Web search techniques for digital investigations
  • Reverse image search techniques in digital investigations
  • Geolocation of visual materials
  • Chronolocation of visual materials
  • Using mapping and satellite services in investigations

Beginning social media & individual-focused research course

  • Intro to investigating individuals and groups
  • Intro to social network-specific research (4chan/8chan, TikTok, Twitter, etc.)
  • Tracking transportation services (e.g. boats, flights) for investigations