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Crowdsource Intelligence – en kvalitativ textanalys av Bellingcats rapportering av MH17

Offesson, Marcus LU (2015) UNDK01 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Social media have revolutionized the way we socialize and interact. This has led to an extreme growth in information and a number of new tools has evolved that allows us to exploit data in ways that were previously out of reach for the generalpublic. Lately, we have been able to follow the emergence of various private intelligence initiatives. One of these is Bellingcat. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of private intelligence initiatives based on Bellingcat’s investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. More specifically this
study seeks to answer the following questions:

1. Does Bellingcat use the intelligence cycle, and if so in what way?
2. To what extent is Bellingcat an intelligence agency?

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Social media have revolutionized the way we socialize and interact. This has led to an extreme growth in information and a number of new tools has evolved that allows us to exploit data in ways that were previously out of reach for the generalpublic. Lately, we have been able to follow the emergence of various private intelligence initiatives. One of these is Bellingcat. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of private intelligence initiatives based on Bellingcat’s investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. More specifically this
study seeks to answer the following questions:

1. Does Bellingcat use the intelligence cycle, and if so in what way?
2. To what extent is Bellingcat an intelligence agency?

The study is based on a qualitative text analysis of the reports that Bellingcat has published during their investigation of the MH17 crash. The result of the text analysis is discussed and compared to the intelligence cycle and some of the existing theories of intelligence. The findings show that Bellingcat applies the intelligence cycle in their work, but they do not meet all the criteria to be considered an intelligence agency. (Less)
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author
Offesson, Marcus LU
supervisor
organization
course
UNDK01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
intelligence theories, intelligence cycle, OSINT, Bellingcat
language
Swedish
id
5462461
date added to LUP
2015-11-18 15:04:55
date last changed
2015-11-18 15:04:55
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  abstract     = {Social media have revolutionized the way we socialize and interact. This has led to an extreme growth in information and a number of new tools has evolved that allows us to exploit data in ways that were previously out of reach for the generalpublic. Lately, we have been able to follow the emergence of various private intelligence initiatives. One of these is Bellingcat. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of private intelligence initiatives based on Bellingcat’s investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. More specifically this
study seeks to answer the following questions:

1. Does Bellingcat use the intelligence cycle, and if so in what way?
2. To what extent is Bellingcat an intelligence agency?

The study is based on a qualitative text analysis of the reports that Bellingcat has published during their investigation of the MH17 crash. The result of the text analysis is discussed and compared to the intelligence cycle and some of the existing theories of intelligence. The findings show that Bellingcat applies the intelligence cycle in their work, but they do not meet all the criteria to be considered an intelligence agency.},
  author       = {Offesson, Marcus},
  keyword      = {intelligence theories,intelligence cycle,OSINT,Bellingcat},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Crowdsource Intelligence – en kvalitativ textanalys av Bellingcats rapportering av MH17},
  year         = {2015},
}