Can you discover something important about the world just by analysing the content of Youtube, Facebook or other publicly available sources? Of course you can — and bellingcat is a great example.
Last week I read about the founder of Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins, and I was amazed by both his story and the idea of creating alternative anlytical team/news agency. In times when you can often get bored or unsatisfied by traditional media coverage this initiative gives you chance to read the half-amateur, but yet very detailed news and investigations based on facts found on the net.
I hope it will become more popular and I wish this initiative attract even more contributors to create a well established news agency.