Eliot Higgins

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(Blogger, weapons analyst)
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United Kingdom
Founder ofBellingcat
Member ofDisinfoPortal, First Draft/Board and members
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]


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Document:Narrative Managers In Overdrive After Death Of White Helmets Founderblog post12 November 2019Caitlin JohnstoneThere is an immense narrative management campaign dedicated to controlling what people think about what’s happening in Syria. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world. Official Narrative control comes before any other priority the empire might have: before resources, before land, before even war itself. It’s up to us to see through their lies and bring an end to the lie factory.