Bellingcat's Online Investigation Toolkit
bit.ly/bcattools | version 6.9 (September 2022)
Welcome to Bellingcat’s freely available online open source investigation toolkit.
This toolkit includes satellite and mapping services, tools for verifying photos and videos, websites to archive web pages, and much more.
Follow Bellingcat's work via the website or through social media. We provide workshops to familiarize with these tools, and learn open source investigative methods.
Feel free to suggest tools via email ([email protected]) or Twitter (@trbrtc); Giancarlo Fiorella (gian[email protected]/@gianfiorella); Foeke Postma (@foekepostma)
Tools marked in yellow are the most used per category by Bellingcat.
Just getting started? Read these: Sheet Map:
First Steps to Getting Started in Open Source Research image/video 📸 stay safe ⚠️
A Beginners Guide to Social Media Verification social media 🤳 archiving 🗃️
people (phone, email, username)🧑🤝🧑 dataviz 📊
Bellingcat links: maps/satellites 🗺️ guides ❓
Website transport ✈️ education 📐
Discord websites 🌐 misc
Facebook companies & finance 💵
Twitter environment & wildlife 🌳🐯
Twitch non-english 🌍