Eliot Higgins

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Person.png Eliot Higgins  Rdf-icon.png
(Blogger, weapons analyst)
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United Kingdom
Founder ofBellingcat
Self-taught founder of Bellingcat.


In Oct 2012, Eliot Higgins was laid off from his job as an administrator at a nonprofit providing housing for asylum seekers.

In Aug 2013, Eliot Higgins noticed Twitter reports of a possible chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus.

In Nov 2013, Eliot Higgins "confirmed" that Syria had used chemical weapons[1], without noticing that it was not the Syrian government that carried out the attacks[2].

Corporate media coverage

He has been widely covered by the Western commercially-controlled media, generally positively, with Newsweek, for example, calling him "Putin's MH17 Nemesis".

Independent media coverage

On 9 October 2018, at a press conference on College Green, Westminster, independent journalist Graham Phillips questions Eliot Higgins about his NATO, CIA and George Soros funding.[3]