War Crimes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a national flag as he visits a position of Ukrainian service members in the frontline town of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, December 20, 2022. (Source: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters Connect)

Thu, Dec 22, 2022

2022 at the DFRLab: a year in review

In 2022, the Digital Forensic Research Lab investigated online harms and documented stories of resilience from Ukraine to Uvalde.

by Andy Carvin

Africa Americas

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Satellite imagery shows environmental damage of reported white phosphorus use in Nagorno Karabakh

Images show extensive burn marks, traces of likely white phosphorous use on forested areas by Azerbaijan

Armenia Azerbaijan

Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Uncovered Chemical Weapons

New evidence from an official French report points to Assad’s repeated chemical weapon usage in Syria

by Eliot Higgins

Conflict Middle East

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Khan Sheikhoun: The Fingerprints of a Chemical Attack

Eye Witness and Digital Evidence from a Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria’s Idlib Province

by Eliot Higgins, Nicholas Yap

Geolocation Research Methods

Fri, Apr 7, 2017

How the alt-right brought #SyriaHoax to America

Tracing the “false flag” claim back to a pro-Assad website

by Ben Nimmo, Donara Barojan

Disinformation Propaganda

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Explained: Ukraine’s Case Against Russia at The Hague

Analyzing the evidence presented by Ukraine accusing Russia of supporting “terrorism”

Conflict Defense Technologies

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Breaking Aleppo

The DFRLab's report captures the final months of the breaking of Aleppo using innovative open source methodologies and geolocation analysis.

by Ben Nimmo, Maks Czuperski

Conflict Disinformation

Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Last Hospital in Aleppo

What open sources tell us about strikes on hospitals during the siege

Conflict Middle East

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Aleppo’s Final Goodbyes

Harrowing stories from the city’s last hours

by Nicholas Yap

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Трагедия MH17 как результат эскалации

Обзор поставок сепаратистам зенитных ракетных комплексов

Arms Control Conflict

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

MH17 as a Result of a Pattern of Escalation

Surveying the anti-aircraft missile systems in separatist armories

Arms Control Conflict

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Kremlin Unleashes Attack Dogs on MH17 Investigation

“Anti-Bellingcat” bloggers have ties to ultra-nationalists and government

Conflict Disinformation