Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

In battle against fake news, Bellingcat shows how the internet can be a force for good

  • Using only internet sources available to everyone, Bellingcat’s investigators uncovered the truth behind the Ukraine MH17 shooting and Syrian chemical killings
  • Amid deepening angst over the internet’s dark forces, Bellingcat’s relentless reliance on facts will help foster a culture of verification and transparency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) marches in Moscow on February 29, 2020. Bellingcat was part of a joint investigation into Navalny’s poisoning. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.