Locating The Netherlands’ Most Wanted Criminal By Scrutinising Instagram

By: Henk van Ess (Online detective) Stage 2 14:55 — 15:25
English session

A fugitive convict from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of “catch me if you can” on Instagram. “I love my freedom. And the weather,” he has stated.

Bellingcat was able to reveal the last known location of the criminal with the help of over 60 Twitter users. Henk van Ess shows how this was done, and gives some valuable insight into online research methods.

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